Black Inc Books, 2009, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 388 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. Previous owner's gift annotation in ink, neat. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Winner of the 2009 Tasmania Book Prize. Almost half of the convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemen's Land. There they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a kangaroo economy and a new way of life. In this book, James Boyce shows how the convicts were changed by the natural world they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaptation, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land. This is their story, the story of Van Diemen's Land. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781863954242. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5570.