The Fatal Shore
By Robert Hughes
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780394753669, 752pp.)
Publication Date: February 12, 1988
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The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.
Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1938, Robert Hughes has been the art critic of Time since he moved from Europe to the United States in 1970. His books--The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, Nothing if Not Critical, Barcelona--have won many awards in Australia, America, and Europe, most recently
(1992) the international El Brusi prize for literature and communications given by the Olimpiada Cultural in Barcelona.