Convict Colony

The remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds
CD - unabridged
(8 CDs)
Product Number: CX5991
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528890359
Narrator(s): Conrad Coleby
Publisher: W F Howes
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From the bestselling author of 1788. The remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds. Bestselling historian David Hill tells the story of the first three decades of Britain's earliest colony in Australia in a fresh and compelling way. The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one of the most successful nations in the world today. But in truth, the New World of the 18th century was dotted with failed colonies, and New South Wales nearly joined them. The motley crew of unruly marines and bedraggled convicts who arrived at Botany Bay in 1788 in leaky boats nearly starved to death. They could easily have been murdered by hostile locals, been overwhelmed by an attack from French or Spanish expeditions, or brought undone by the Castle Hill uprising of 1804. Yet through fortunate decisions, a few remarkably good leaders, and most of all good luck, Sydney survived and thrived. “David Hill captures Australia’s past in a very readable way.” THE WEEKLY TIMES

Author(s): David Hill
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2020

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MP3 CD
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Author(s): David Hill
Narrator(s): Conrad Coleby
Product Number MPCD4805
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528890366
eAudio
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Author(s): David Hill
Narrator(s): Conrad Coleby
Product Number TCM3565
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528890373
eBook
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Author(s): David Hill
Product Number WEB345715
Released: 01 Oct, 2019
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: #9781760872410

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