Austrailian History Book

Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 07:42
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Several years back i read a fine papreback book on the history of Australia. From the early days of Botany Bay, so-called 'transportation' from England to the trials and tribulations of building railroad routes thru the hills, development of Norfolk Island and the like. It brought the reader up to about the 1950s. I recall it was quite a long read-- almost novel length. Very interesting facts and true tales of heroism, the horrors of primitive colinization of a wild land and much more.

Here's the question: i cannot find the book nor do i recall the author. any suggestions from the forum? I'd really like to find that book-- it also went into the condition of the early overburdened criminal justice system in england and, sadly, i see a lot of comparisons between then and now.

thanks in advance for any suggestions.

mark in nevada.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 07:55

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 07:55
Was it Manning Clark's "a history of australia' though that is about 6 volumes of work.

Lyn
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Follow Up By: JJ - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:23

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:23
Try your Local Public/ Capital City Library.
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:28

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:28
Not sure about your book, but if you try a search engine such as Google, you'll find more than enough online to keep you reading for a very long time.
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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:44

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:44
Maybe Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough. It has the transportation, Botany Bay, Norfolk Island but not sure about the railroad building..
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Follow Up By: Jodi - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 12:24

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 12:24
That was a great book!!! Wish there was a sequal.
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Reply By: Member - ROTORD - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:45

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 08:45
\Geoffrey Blainey - The Tyrrany of Distance ?
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