Watkin Tench's 1788

  • by Tim Flannery (editor)
  • Narrated by Grant Cartwright
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tench, a humble captain-lieutenant of the marines, arrived on the First Fleet, and with his characteristic understanding, humanity, and eye for detail, recorded the first four years of European settlement. This is a classic, lovingly edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, author of the best-selling The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg, and The Weather Makers.


What the Critics Say

"Not to have read Watkin Tench is not to know early Australia. An eye that noticed everything, a young man's verve, a sly wit, an elegant prose style - all brought to bear on an unimagined place and a very strange micro-society. This is the most readable classic of early Australian history." (Robert Hughes)
"Tench will always remain the classic contemporary witness of our beginnings." (Les Murray)
"Tench's work is a stunning time machine." (Chloe Hooper)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd