Stuart Macintyre, 11 March 1993
Show More The Oxford History of Australia. Vol. II, 1770-1860: Possessions by Jan Kociumbas.
Oxford, 397 pp., £25, September 1992, 0 19 554610 5Show More
The Rule of Law in a Penal Colony: Law and Power in Early New South Wales by David Neal.
Cambridge, 266 pp., £30, March 1992, 9780521372640Show More
Waterloo Creek: The Australia Day Massacre of 1838, George Gipps and the British Conquest of New South Wales by Roger Milliss.
McPhee Gribble, 965 pp., February 1992, 0 86914 156 2Show More
Living in a New Country: History, Travelling and Language by Paul Carter.
Faber, 214 pp., £14.99, July 1992, 0 571 16329 7Show More
“... tautology and an oxymoron, created the conditions for a free society. Yet the insistent lesson of Roger Milliss’s massive account of the fatal impact of the newcomers on the indigenous inhabitants, as played out in a series of bloody encounters in New South Wales during the late 1830s, is the signal failure of the rule of law. Paul Carter’s essays ...”