1788: Text Classics

1788: Text Classics

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Author: Tench, Watkin
ISBN: 9781921922312
Publisher: Text Publishing
Year First Published: 2012
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 199mm x 129mm x 19mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Introduced by Tim Flannery
do not hesitate to declare that the natives of New South Wales possess a considerable portion of that acumen, or sharpness of intellect, which bespeaks genius.

In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Sydney Cove with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was a natural storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian literature.

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