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1788 The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet

Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven of the tiniest ships sailed for eight months over the roughest seas, carrying fifteen hundred people, food for two years and all the equipment needed to build a colony of convicts in a land completely beyond their experience and imagination.

"Brings to life the events and the major characters of this extraordinary journey" - Sydney Morning Herald
"1788 is a must for your bookshelf ... This is the best book I have read all year" News Mail
David Hill
Published 2009
392 pages 
197mm x 121mm
ISBN 9781741668001

The Making of Australia

This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable nation of Australia.

In his latest book, David Hill traces the story of our nation from its European beginnings to Federation. When James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia, the rest of the world had some idea of how empty, vast and wild this continent was, but so little was known of it that in 1788 most people thought it was two lands. 

David Hill
Published June 2015
480 pages 
197mm x 131mm
ISBN 9781742757674

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