|Title:||A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia|
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|Publisher:||Anchor; Reprint edition (December 4, 2007)|
Also by Thomas Keneally. There, on a spring day in 1785, James Boswell, the Scottish writer and familiar of Dr. Johnson, watched nineteen criminals, including thieves, a forger, a stamp counter-feiter, and others who had illegally returned from transportation, depart Newgate to the other world.
In a book that covers the birth of Australia, I expected more. escaped from the prisons occasionally, but even the infamous Cash never made it over Bass Strait). well have set in place the structure for everything that is good about our own national character. Through his tireless efforts, Phillip laid the groundwork for a nation of larrikans, ockers and laughter to arise from the initial commonwealth of thieves. For what it is, excellently done and well narrated. I wanted more, but that doesn't take away from the excellence of what is there.
Commonwealth of Thieves adds the balance necessary to understand why Australia has become the extraordinarily vibrant country that it is today. 2 people found this helpful. Everyone knows about the "convicts" that formed the nucleus of Australia's earliest settlers. Keneally gives us an introduction to the people themselves, what their lives had been like in England, the dangers and challenges they faced to start new lives on what must have seemed a different planet to then. This is an exceptional tale of Humans living on the edge and learning to make the best of it.
A Commonwealth of Thieves book. There is much minutiae concerning the state of England's prisons and the charges that sent people there to die for what seems minor offenses. I think most people know that New South Wales (Australia) was used as a way to lesson the prison populations. What I didn't know is that the same thing was done earlier in the colonies.
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A Commonwealth of Thieves" immerses us in the fledgling penal colony and conjures up colorful scenes of the joy and heartbreak, the thrills and hardships that characterized those first four improbable years Genres: History . . Not even Simon Vance could liven this one up. It's not that it wasn't interesting subject matter, but it's mainly a book of measures, both disciplinary and quantity-wise. How many years, how many lashes, how much salt pork, how much space in the holds, etc. The panorama of characters should have made for a more colorful and exciting read but it was mostly just sad. Can't exactly put my finger on what made this book so dull, but it was.