Females on the fatal shore Australia"s brave pioneers by Susanna De Vries

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Published by Pirgoss Press in Brisbane .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Women pioneers -- Australia -- Biography,
  • Women prisoners -- Australia -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-400) and index.

Book details

StatementSusanna De Vries.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDU82 .D398 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 411 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages411
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24018724M
ISBN 109780958540872
LC Control Number2009529031

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Females on the Fatal Shore: Australia's Brave Pioneers This is the story of the lives of 11 significant women who sailed to the colonies in Australia's founding years. The first to arrive was Esther Abrahams, an attractive year-old Jewish girl transported for shoplifting two cards of lace. "The Fatal Shore" delivers precisely what the subtitle promises: "the Epic of Australia's Founding." The reader, like the convicts of the time, is "transported" to this land.

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An extraordinary volume--even a masterpiece--about the early history of Australia that reads like the finest of novels. Hughes captures everything in this complex tableau with narrative finesse that drives the reader ever-deeper into specific facts and greater understanding.

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Book of the founding and history of Australia/5(17). A massive, agglomerative history of the convict deportation system that peopled Australia. The book is a departure in subject matter for Hughes, who, though a native of Sydney, is better known as the longtime art critic for Time and author of The Shock of the New.

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Robert Hughes was born in Australia in Inhe moved to the United States to become chief art critic for Time, a position he held until His books include The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, Nothing if Not Critical, The Culture of Complaint, Barcelona, American Visions, A Jerk on One End, Goya, Things I Didn’t Know, and : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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De Vries, Susanna. The lives of some of Australia’s brave women pioneers will be under the spotlight at UWA next week when visiting author Susanna de Vries presents a free public lecture based on her recent book Females on the Fatal Shore.

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An enthralling account of the convict settlement of Australia, thoroughly researched and excellently written, brimming over with rare and pungent characters, and tales of pathos, bravery, and horror * Peter Matthiessen * With its mood and stature The Fatal Shore is well on its way to becoming the standard opus on the convict years * Sydney Sunday Telegraph * Riveting * The Book Magazine * /5(K).

Robert Hughes’s then newly published book The Fatal Shore gave a vivid account of Australia’s first recorded suicide in the following words: “The oldest female convict was Dorothy Handland. Susanna de Vries AM (born 6 October ) is an Australian historian, writer and former academic.

De Vries has published more than twenty books, making her one of Queensland's most published authors. The majority of these detail the bravery and hardships experienced by Australian women during war with female contributions to the arts and various pioneering women the other main subjects of her Born: 6 October (age 83).

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In libraries. Summary: "This is the story of the lives of 11 significant women who sailed to the colonies in Australia's founding years Letters and portraits help bring these women to life and describe the dangers and deprivations of pioneering in the six colonies that would unite at Federation to form one nation - Australia."--Author's website.

Women pioneers - Australia. The Fatal Shore has two main subjects that are inextricably linked, a comprehensive history of the Transportation system used by Great Britain to dispose of its `criminal classes', and an equally comprehensive history of the founding of Australia.

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The book details the period onwards through white settlement to the s, when Australia was established as a European outpost. Robert Hughes was born in Australia in From onwards, he lived in the United States, where he was Time magazine's art critic for more than twenty-five years.

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This was photographed by Sion Michel, ACS which was nominated for Best Cinematography at the BAFTA awards in It was lensed across the continent of Australia from the bush to the city.Robert Hughes obituary Australian writer whose TV series The Shock of the New took modern art to a mass audience Robert Hughes in New York, where he lived and wrote for Time magazine from Author: Michael Mcnay.Keneally's mature fiction goes from strength to strength, finding ever new subjects to press within the vise of its historical imagination.

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