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For the Term of His Natural Life

Marcus Clarke


"Landed to-day at Norfolk Island, and have been introduced to my new abode, situated some eleven hundred miles from Sydney. A solitary rock in the tropical ocean, the island seems, indeed, a fit place of banishment. "

Published in 1874

The journey of a convict illustrates the penal colony roots of Australia. For the Term of his Natural Life reminds us of the unsavory roots of modern Australia.

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