Isolation, Savagery, Mystery and Murder
Listen to a recent radio interview Robert gave about the book to PM’s Mark Colvin
From convicts to mutineers to modern scandals, Robert Macklin taps the history of Norfolk Island.
Robert Macklin has successfully woven together the stories of the early settlement of New South Wales, the history of the penal colony on Norfolk Island and later developments there, and the saga of the Bounty mutineers. This is rich material tapped by other writers like Robert Hughes (The Fatal Shore), Caroline Alexander (The Bounty) and Trevor Lummis (Life and Death in Eden), but in bringing these narratives together Macklin has shone new light on each.
Read the complete review of the book by Peter Corris here