The lieutenant : a novel

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Published 2008
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In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke officer and astronomer sets sale from Porstmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts destined for New South Wales. As the newcomers struggle to establish a settlement, Rooke comes to know the aboriginal people and forges a remarkable connection with one child which will change his life in ways he never imagined. Based on real events.

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