Chapter 1: Bound for Botany Bay
Chapter 2: An Unpromising Commander
Chapter 3: A Journey to the Other End of the World
Chapter 4: A Crisis Looms
Chapter 5: Epic and Disastrous Voyages
Chapter 6: 'A Hostile Menace'
Chapter 7: The 'Troublesome' Convict Women
Chapter 8: The Corrupt Military Take Control
Chapter 9: The Fear of the French and the Threat of the Spanish
Chapter 10: The Unstopppable Loss of Escaped Convicts
Chapter 11: The Irish Uprising of 1804
Chapter 12: The Military Rise Against Governor Bligh
Chapter 13: The Father of Australia
David Hill is the author of ten books, including the bestsellers 1788: The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet, The Forgotten Children, The Great Race and The Making of Australia. He has held numerous executive appointments in his long and successful career, including as managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; chairman of the Australian Football Association,and chief executive and director of the State Rail Authority.
'Hill is an extraordinarily compassionate writer and works to humanise the ambitious, the emotionally distant, the loyal, the poor, the social climbers' - Dictionary of Sydney