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CANBERRA OBSERVED Crikey, is nobody a true dinks Aussie these days?

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Hundreds of doctors call on AMA to withdraw defective statement on same-sex marriage

EUTHANASIA What disability advocates say about assisted suicide by Daniel Giles

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Triggs' one important contribution to rights by Greg Walsh

ENERGY High prices 'destroying the economy': Glencore

ENERGY Renewable energy barely even a fair weather friend

ECONOMICS The world it is a-changin': globalisation in crisis

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Gay Liberals' push out of step with LGBTI realities

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS South Africa is losing its rainbow nation credentials

MUSIC A moral scale: Does 'good' music make us better?

CINEMA War for the Planet of the Apes: Best-laid plans of apes and men

BOOK REVIEW Risk nothing; gain nothing

BOOK REVIEW The most infamous crime in history

POETRY

LETTERS

MORAL EDIFICATION A cartoon

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A MERCILESS PLACE:
The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How It Led to the Settlement of Australia

Emma Christopher

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This award-winning book tells the extraordinary story — lost for two centuries — of how a failed British attempt to establish a penal colony in West Africa, in the aftermath of Britain’s defeat in the American War of Independence, led to Britain’s eventual decision to abandon its African plans and establish the new colony of New South Wales, thereby leading to the settlement of Australia.

Paperback, 304 pages

ISBN 9781742372273


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