This is an assertive, feminist, at times revisionist reading of Australia's colonial history. Jan Kociumbas traces the development of the various British penal colonies during the century that followed James Cook's discovery of Australia.
`Providing a wide-ranging, integrated and highly readable version of the anti-triumphalist view of Australian history, Kociumbas presents a convenient target for those who would like to reaffirm the idea of a unitary and consensual national past.' London Review of Books, March 1993
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 19th June 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.51