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Before I read this, I never cared at all about Australia or Robert Hughes. I read it because it was the only readable book on a shelf somewhere. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Soporifix
Minutely researched, engagingly written. An enlightened exposé of judicial brutality. All educated Australians should read it.Published 19 days ago by David Russell Park
Fascinating book. If you are even vaguely interested in the origins of Sydney, this is a must read.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the greatest art critics who can cover any subject with style and interest.
Great read especially if you have a connection with OZ
I am still ploughing my way through this book, but it is very interesting and I want to keep reading as I am learning so much about early Australia.Published 1 month ago by leona brown
Brilliantly written, and profoundly moving. I read it twicePublished 2 months ago by Kathleen Henderson
A fantastic overview of early Australian Convict history. It was very interesting to read it in the context if it also being a large part about English social history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jon Thomas
This thick tome is perfect to read before visiting Australia if you've got the time. Of course, most of us know that Great Britain sent shiploads of prisoners there, turning... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diane P
As an American with a recently developed interest in Australia, I greatly anticipated this book. I read it now in 2015, almost 30 years after it was published. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Don M. Chance