Hell's Gates: Van Diemen’s Land


Alexander Pearce and seven of his fellow convicts escaped from gaol in 1822 into one of the most unique and beautiful places on earth – the Tasmanian wilderness. This classic Australian story details the men’s attempt to free themselves from the most isolated of penal settlements in the world, only to find themselves facing hostile natives, impenetrable landscape, and a harrowing fate of violence, murder and cannibalism. Paul Collins’ riveting narrative of hardship and desperation, vividly reconstructs this amazing story with a keen eye for the follies of human nature. Now also an awardwinning Australian film with tie-in cover.

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ISBN:

9781742708652

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

269

Dimensions:

22cm x 15cm

Weight:

390g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

History , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 September 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Collins

Paul Collins is an historian, writer, author of ten books and broadcaster, often heard on the ABC.