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Introduction 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 Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

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.


"David Hill captures Australia's past in a very readable way.'" --Weekly Times

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