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Watkin Tench's 1788
- By: Tim Flannery (editor)
- Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
- Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Tench, a humble captain-lieutenant of the marines, arrived on the First Fleet, and with his characteristic understanding, humanity, and eye for detail, recorded the first four years of European settlement. This is a classic, lovingly edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, author of the best-selling The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg, and The Weather Makers.
my favourite book
- By Anonymous User on 08-09-2020
essential listening for every Australian.
should be part of the school curiculum for every Australian child. every Australian should study this account of European settlement. mixed into it are some great observations of Australia in ots pre European settlement. tragedy of disease and misunderstanding and misinterpretation common of the time.