1788; THE BRUTAL TRUTH OF THE FIRST FLEET

By: Hill David

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As New condition. "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 of 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. In Portsmouth the fleet's preparation was characterised by disease, promiscuity and death. The journey itself was one of unbearable hardship, but also of extraordinary resilience, with the majority of settlers and exiles making it alive to the new colony at Sydney Cove. There, however, they faced their biggest challenge of all; conflict, starvation and despair."

Title: 1788; THE BRUTAL TRUTH OF THE FIRST FLEET

Author Name: Hill David

Categories: AUSTRALIAN FICTION, HISTORY, THE SEA, MARITIME, SAILING, SHIP TRAVEL,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: William Heinemann: 2008

ISBN Number: 1741667976

ISBN Number 13: 9781741667974

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 007612

Keywords: History, Australian History, First Fleet, Sea, Navy, Sailing, Disease, ,