Botany Bay by Alan Frost | Black Inc.

Botany Bay: The Real Story

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About the author

Alan Frost

Alan Frost is Emeritus Professor of History at La Trobe University in Melbourne. His previous books include The Voyage of the Endeavour; Arthur Phillip, 1738–1814: His Voyaging; Botany Bay Mirages; and The Global Reach …

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Praise for Botany Bay

‘Frost’s evidence is compelling, making the book essential reading for anyone interested in Australia’s European settlement.’ —Herald Sun


‘Goes beyond the clichés to shed new light on the decision to settle Botany Bay.’ —Sunday Tasmanian


‘[An] amazing work … Frost has presented a powerful and compelling case.’ —Canberra Times


‘New and surprising insights into how Australia came to be.’ —Wellington Times


‘Fascinating and compelling’ —Weekend Australian


‘An exhilarating read…’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘A nuanced, complex story’ —Sunday Age


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