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1788: Watkin Tench Text Classics

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1788: Watkin Tench Text Classics


"I do not hesitate to declare that the natives of New South Wales possess a considerable portion of that acumen, or sharpness of intellect, which bespeaks genius."

In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was an effortless storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian literature.

"A stunning time machine" - Chloe Hooper 

Tim Flannery
Published 2012
275 pages
197mm x 128mm
ISBN 9781921922312

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