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388pp, 3 maps. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1863954139 ***Boyce seeks to describe how the convicts sent to VDL were changed by the natural world they encountered: 'behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaption, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land'. The book also has an Appendix: 'Towards Genocide: government policy on the Aborigines 1827-38', in which Boyce expands on the arguments presented in his essay 'Fantasy Island', published in 'Whitewash: on Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History' (edited by Robert Manne: Black Ink, 2003).