Watkins Tench: 1788
"I do not hesitate to declare that the natives of New South Wales possess a considerable portion of that acumen, or sharpness of intellect, which bespeaks genius." Captain Watkin Tench
Edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was an effortless storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian literature.
Watkin Tench and Tim Flannery (Introduction)
Published April 2012
195mm x 129 mm