Grim Crims and Convicts : Fair Dinkum Histories
A collection of short stories, both historical and contemporary, based on real people and real events. What an incredible idea it was to found a colony of convicts eight months’ sail away from Great Britain. In a land with no cities, no farms, no rich spices. The Dutch, the French and the Portuguese had known about this place for two hundred years, the Chinese had known about it for even longer and no one was interested in it. No country had ever thought to send a colony so far away. Why on earth would you bother?