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Author Keneally, Thomas.

Title A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia / Thomas Keneally.

Edition 1st Anchor Books ed.
Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, 2007.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  994.02 KEN    TRACE
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Description 385 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Note Originally published: Milson Point, NSW : Random House Australia, 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-367) and index.
Summary A history of the European settlement of Australia tells the story of Captain Arthur Phillip, who was empowered to govern a colony comprised primarily of unskilled criminals and petty thieves, disgruntled military men, and a sometimes hostile native population.
Subject Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Prisoners -- Australia -- History.
Convict ships -- Australia -- History.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia.
Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814.
Governors -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9781400079568
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