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The First Fleet: 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 The First Fleet

‘It is almost certain that Frost knows more than anybody else about the early maritime history of this land ... This book will surely alter the way Sydney sees its history.’ —Geoffrey Blainey, The Weekend Australian


‘Frost positively rampages through the pronouncements of earlier scholars, smiting conventional wisdoms left and right ... We need more Frosts.’ —Canberra Times


‘Alan Frost is the myth-buster of Australian history … His work should be studied not only by students but anyone interested in the birth of a nation.’ —Age


‘Australia’s leading authority on the First Fleet … this book has rewritten the rules of First Fleet scholarship.’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘Highly readable, Frost’s work will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in early Australia’ —Sunday Herald Sun


‘Revisionist history at its best, immaculately researched and written’ —Bookseller+Publisher


‘This book is an exciting reassessment.’ —Courier Mail


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