My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the story of Richard Morgan, a convict who spent twelve months on the seas and how this kind of people were used in order to populate an unknown continent. With the advent of the American Revolution has closed the New World to England’s prisoners.
The author thus describes the 18th century England’s colonization of Australia with the foundation of a new prison colony of
Botany Bay – the same place where Captain Cook landed in 1770.
The ships disembarked in Port Jackson, which will become later the Sydney Harbour.
Morgan moves then to the Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.
Since I’ve been to Australia quite recently, I wanted to learn a little more about the colonization of this relative young country.
This book was supposed to be the first one of a trilogy but as far as I know, the author never finished it.
4* An Indecent Obsession
4* Thorn Birds
3* A Creed for the Third Millennium
3* The ladies of Missalonghi
3* Morgan’s Run
TBR The First Man in Rome
TBR The Song of Troy