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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee I am looking for a book I read in the last ten years about one of the first groups of prisoners from England that settled in the Australian penal colonies. It was very similar to Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough with regards to type of story. This author was not nearly as well known as she is. This is historical fiction. The book was very detailed about the day to day lives of the prisoners. Any help would be appreciated.


message 2: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 606 comments Did it start out in England?


message 3: by Cruth (new)

Cruth | 85 comments It's not much to go on.

Here are some well known convict-era books...
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan
The Timeless Land by Eleanor Dark
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding by Robert Hughes
Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
Beneath the Southern Cross by Judy Nunn


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37766 comments Mod
Some more, using search terms "australian fiction" "historical fiction" "prisoners" "penal colonies":

The Ballad of Desmond Kale
Valley Of Lagoons
Bring Larks And Heroes
Edward Britton
The Currency Lads
The Potato Factory


message 5: by Lee (new)

Lee Yes, Dee. It did start out in England.


message 6: by Lee (new)

Lee I know that the author was male...not that it helps much. Thanks for the responses!!! Unfortunately, it is not any of those.


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 606 comments I was leaning towards the Potato Factory - or maybe one of the later books in the trilogy


message 8: by Lee (new)

Lee Thanks Dee. It was a stand alone novel, not part of a series :(


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura | 28 comments The Exiles by William Stuart Long


message 10: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6972 comments Mod
The Exiles for the click for Laura's suggestion.


message 11: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37766 comments Mod
Lee left the group. Moving to Abandoned.


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