V.G. Kiernan, 19 March 1987
Show More The Fatal Shore: A History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia, 1787-1868 by Robert Hughes.
Collins Harvill, 688 pp., £15, January 1987, 0 00 217361 1Show More
Rights of Passage: Emigration to Australia in the 19th Century by Helen Woolcock.
Tavistock, 377 pp., £25, September 1986, 9780422602402Show More
“... On this side of the subject, Hughes’s work has an excellent continuation in the work of Dr Woolcock, a Canadian medical historian. One of her findings is that convicts sometimes underwent less hardship than early shiploads of the free emigrants with whom her book is concerned. For some time transport was left to uncontrolled private enterprise, on the ...”