1788 Text Classics

Author: Watkin Tench & Tim Flannery
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  • : $12.95(AUD)
  • : 9781921922312
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
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  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : 12.95
  • : May 2012
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  • : books

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  • : Watkin Tench & Tim Flannery
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprinted edition
  • : 320
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Barcode 9781921922312
9781921922312

Description

"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 Sydney Cove with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was a natural storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian literature.

Reviews

'Not to have read Watkin Tench is not to know early Australia. An eye that noticed everything, a young man's verve, a sly wit, an elegant prose style - all brought to bear on an unimagined place and a very strange micro-society. This is the most readable classic of early Australian history.' - Robert Hughes. 'Tench will always remain the classic contemporary witness of our beginnings.' - Les Murray.