Very informative and actually compelling reading. Normally I am not an avid reader but this book certainly did it for me. Only criticism I had is that not enough personal description of Arthur Philip or his private life was included. As he went to the same school as I did I wanted to Know what other interests he had. All in all a very interesting read.
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An excellent historical reference book.
I bought this book purely to verify astrological charts on Australian history. There is no better record than referencing to actual diarised dates/times. Apart from that it is quite a good historical book on Australia.