This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
A new edition of Lloyd Robson's classic study of the origins and crimes of Australia's convict settlers which introduced a valuable core of hard facts into a discussion previously dominated by anecdote and polemic. Working from a statistical sampling of convicts, and writing with sympathetic insight, Lloyd Robson examined the convicts' records: their social and economic background, age, religion and occupation; and individual cases.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Before his death in 1990, Dr Robson inspired teachers and students alike in the department of History at the University of Melbourne with his incisive vision of Australia.Review:
' an air of authority...which is happily warmed in his case by a deep sense of humanity, by great wit and by compassion... Dr. Robson has the answer to all the questions one could reasonably put to a man writing on such a subject.' -- Professor Manning Clark, Radio Australia
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Melbourne Univ Pr, 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0522839940