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The Fatal Shore: Why did the British colonise Australia?

10:00am Fri 07 Apr

About this session

The dominant explanation for why the British colonised Australia is that their prisons were overflowing and they needed the space for transportation, but is that the whole picture? This talk will offer a Marxist explanation for the colonisation of Australia by Britain.

Recommended Reading

Five hundred lashes and double irons: the origins of Australian capitalismby Ben Hillier and Tom O'Lincolnin Marxist Left Review
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