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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
A wonderful perspective of first settlement!
Lieutenant Tench's vocabulary and expression is two hundred years before our time. It took a while and quite a bit of concentration to get my head into his language. I suspect that reading this book would be even harder than listening to the audiobook. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed his perspective on the first fleet and first settlement and the authenticity of his language from that time enhances the story.