DO YOU REMEMBER THEM ON THE TELEVISION NEWS? Stumbling down gangplanks onto our shores, with flickering cubes of light instead of heads. Wearing strange clothes and eating stranger food. They harboured terror and disease. They were said to sacrifice their children.
How did it come to this . . ?
See my review of Robin de Crespigny’s The People Smuggler in the latest issue of Australian Book Review, featuring a gorgeous cover by Bill Henson.