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A Commonwealth of Thieves by Tom Keneally
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Apr 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: australian-history
Recommended for: Any Australian or anyone interested in the formation of our nation.
Read from April 30 to May 03, 2011

This was a very interesting read regarding the early years of the formation of "white" Australia, from the movement of prison ships in England to the transportation of the First Fleet to Australia. There is a large focus (and rightly so), in this book, on the interaction between the European settlers and the indigenous Australians. A very knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoyable read.

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