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    REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding This is a book I’ve been meaning to get to for years I listened to this as an audio book but about half way through it became very

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] A Historical MasterpieceAs luck would have it I recently 2001 had the opportunity to make a brief business trip to Austra

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    REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS A really solid look at Australia's ignoble European invasion The British turned the native soil of the Australian Aboriginal people

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    Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] As an Australian I have to say 'hats off' truly to Robert Hughes This is a tremendously exhaustive and amazing work in whi

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    CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes I first read this in college when the paperback came out in 1988 I remember being enthralled by it which was notable since I wasn't at that time a history reader I had years of thinking I should re read it and never did What a wonderful book It is not a pretty story not because the people who settled it were convicts especially since many were by our standards minor offenders or political prisoners but becaus

  6. says: Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding]

    REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] I find that Robert Hughes writing is well florid He writes well but he is just too adjectival for my tastes As a big slice of information and ideas this is a good book but not a great book I would have no hesitation about recommending it but there are better books such as John Hirst's book 'Convict Society And It's Enemies' Hughes analysis is

  7. says: EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes

    CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes An amazing book This 600 page tome covers the founding of Australia from the First Fleet of the transportation of convicts landing at Botany Bay through the end of the transportation in 1868 The continent of Australia was an enormous jail and the author uses letters diaries and other written history to paint a picture of inhumanity that read

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    CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes This is a great book one of the finest history books I have read covering Australia I found the book easy to read the narrative flowe

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] Adjectives fail me to describe the stupendous scope and brilliance of this book Epic is right It is a history of early Australia on the one hand of the native inhabitants the Aborigines and on the other of the wretched souls who found themselves transported to the other side of the world and who uickly supplanted them T

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] I'm not uite done with Robert Hughes's excellent history of The System otherwise known as the settlement of a continent with petty criminals but since I'm actually going to Australia in a week and I can see the wr

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REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes

The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding

Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding D's infamous convict transportation system With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps One of t. I find that Robert Hughes writing is well florid He writes well but he is just too adjectival for my tastes As a big slice of information and ideas this is a good book but not a great book I would have no hesitation about recommending it but there are better books such as John Hirst s book Convict Society And It s Enemies Hughes analysis is pretty good and I do find that even though I thought I knew how grim the early period of European Australian history was I was not prepared for the cruelty and sadism described by this book More so than the British navy Australia was founded on rum sodomy and the lash On the influence on the Australia of today I think Hughes is basically right In Tasmania the influence was woeful especially with the coupling of being an island People generally want to get off islands and the young and ambitious Tasmanians have over the past 160 years There is a legacy of convictry in Tasmania much like that of slavery in the deep south of America In NSW because they received Irish convicts and there was a leavening of Irish politicals this in time meant that the working class in NSW and the East Coast generally developed a chip on their shoulders about the Australian Protestant ruling classIn the end the book was too much of chore How many florid descriptions of floggings can a reader take Flight of the Clockwork Angels system With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps One of t. I find that Robert Hughes writing is well florid He writes well but he is just too adjectival for my tastes As a big Take slice of information and ideas this is a good book but not a great book I would have no hesitation about recommending it but there are better books La figlia del podestà such as John Hirst Persuasion The Litigator's Art s book Convict Society And It L'aventure ambiguë s Enemies Hughes analysis is pretty good and I do find that even though I thought I knew how grim the early period of European Australian history was I was not prepared for the cruelty and The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science sadism described by this book More Love and Friendship so than the British navy Australia was founded on rum the History of Modern Japan sodomy and the lash On the influence on the Australia of today I think Hughes is basically right In Tasmania the influence was woeful especially with the coupling of being an island People generally want to get off islands and the young and ambitious Tasmanians have over the past 160 years There is a legacy of convictry in Tasmania much like that of Laltipiano delle meraviglie slavery in the deep Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti south of America In NSW because they received Irish convicts and there was a leavening of Irish politicals this in time meant that the working class in NSW and the East Coast generally developed a chip on their Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet shoulders about the Australian Protestant ruling classIn the end the book was too much of chore How many florid descriptions of floggings can a reader take

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Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffering and brutality of Englan. This is a book I ve been meaning to get to for years I listened to this as an audio book but about half way through it became very clear that I was going to need to buy the damn thing Kids in Australian schools both when I was growing up and also now from talking to my daughters tend to learn basically bugger all about Australian History You know kids are told something about Captain Cook maybe a bit about the fact that there were convicts although generally they are told these were mostly sent out for minor crimes poor things during the Great UK Hanky Shortage it is surprising how many were supposed to have been transported for stealing hankies or bread and then straight onto the gold rush and everything is just dandyThis book is certainly not the kind of stuff we were taught in high school It is an utterly devastating read The recounting of the horrors of Norfolk Island is like reading about Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghraib on steroids Commandant after commandant arrived and it seemed tried to outdo the previous one in barbarity Each time you would think things simply couldn t get worse and yet they always seemed toPrice a new commandant set to outdo all of the previous monsters of the island was simply perverse When ships would arrive with convicts the captain might say to him That man is uiet and has been no trouble at all now any normal person might be expected to show some kindness towards such a prisoner but Price did the exact opposite believing that such a recommendation only showed the hypocritical nature of the convict There is speculation that Price was one of those stereotypical repressed homosexuals that projects his self loathing onto those around him by inflicting infinite punishments on men he suspected of being homosexual There is little uestion he was obsessed with sodomy Although to be fair he was hardly the only one As Hughes points out taking a group of men in their twenties removing all comforts from them in fact whipping them literally for looking sideways or singing removing any hope they may ever have of living through their torment and then to expect them not to seek comfort in each other s arms seems too stupid to believeBut the savagery of the punishments almost defies belief Men receiving so many lashes of the cat of nine tails that dogs were able to lick at the pools of blood left at their feet and ants could walk away with lumps of meat that had splattered from their backs Or men would receive a sentence of 300 lashes but be given 100 one week and then being brought back a week later once their back had begun to scab over to receive another hundred often there were maggots feasting on their putrefied flesh by this stageOften female prisoners were not able to be housed in the prison factory they were reuired to work in So they had to find alternate accommodation to rent But this accommodation generally cost their entire wage With no money left over to buy food they had the choice of either prostitution or starvation As Hughes points out none of the women were sent to Australia as prostitutes it was not a transportable offence but few were able to avoid being raped on the way over and then prostitution when they got hereHughes makes it clear that not everyone sent over was as poorly treated as those on Norfolk Island or Tasmania or Morton Bay But these places existed to serve a purpose and that purpose was much like the Gulags of the Soviet Union you didn t need a large percentage of the population to be sent to such hells to make people understand it was a good idea to do their best to avoid going thereSome of the things detailed in this book defy belief The men grouping together to draw lots to see which of them would be murdered and who would be the murderer and who the witnesses to the murder was perhaps the most disturbing story I ve ever read Being good Christians they understood that suicide would mean eternal damnation and they figured they had spent enough time suffering the punishments of an arbitrary absolute tyrant to risk God s endlessly innovative tortures So they decided that if one of them would murder one of the other prisoners the guy murdered would get straight to heaven the guy who killed him would get to confess his sins in Sydney to a priest before being hanged and so he would get into heaven too and those who witnessed the murder might also end up hanged too and if not they might not be lucky and not end up being sent back to the island Therefore one welcomed murder a kind of group euthanasia would end up a win win win There had been a convict rebellion on Norfolk Island and after the trial a Catholic priest was sent in to tell the convicts who were to live and who were to be executed I need to uote this as it sums up all of the horrors of the convict system better than anything else I can imagine Those who were to live wept bitterly whilst those doomed to die without exception dropped to their knees and with dry eyes thanked God that they were to be delivered from such a place Who can describe their emotions Dear God And the living shall envy the deadThis is a fascinating book Although you might not think so from this review there are parts of it that are uite funny Hughes has a dry as dust sense of humour Some of it might even reinforce your belief in human dignity courage and perhaps even goodness But there is a great deal of this book that makes your blood boil An absolutely stunning book I can t praise it too highly

REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ↠ YEEZY950.US Ï Robert Hughes CHARACTERS The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding He greatest non fiction books I've ever read Hughes brings us an entire world Los Angeles Tim. An amazing book This 600 page tome covers the founding of Australia from the First Fleet of the transportation of convicts landing at Botany Bay through the end of the transportation in 1868 The continent of Australia was an enormous jail and the author uses letters diaries and other written history to paint a picture of inhumanity that reads like fiction As he spins his tale he destroys some of the myths that Australians still accept as truths and verifies others through his impeccable research We travel along the coasts over the Blue Mountains to the island of Van Dieman s Land present day Tasmania and into the outback with some of the brave often foolhardy pioneers that settled the landescaped convicts free men and immigrants with the taste for adventure We see the attempted annihilation of the aborigines as the colony expanded into the continent and the ecological effects of civilization There is so much here that I suggest you read this brilliant and disturbing bookit is compelling

  • Paperback
  • 688
  • The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding
  • Robert Hughes
  • English
  • 13 April 2018
  • 9780394753669