A story of escape: a terrible true tale or fake news?

One of the most perplexing tales to come out of Norfolk Island in the nineteenth century is the story of Bennett and Balsto. A story that beautifully illustrates both the complex difficulties that historical researchers can face, and the oft-stated advice to not...

David Hill, Convict Colony

David Hill, Convict Colony Allen & Unwin, 2019, 356 pp., ISBN: 9781760528669, p/bk, AUS$32.99 David Hill’s new book Convict Colony is positioned as a story of a settlement that survived against all the odds, covering the first thirty years of the...