For the Term of His Natural Life, written by Marcus Clarke, is the best know novelisation of life as a convict in early Australian history, relating the epic odyssey of Rufus Dawes, a young man transported to an early penal settlement for a murder he did not commit. A powerful tale that captures the strength of the human spirit and its enduring belief for compassion to overcome adversity.
Marcus Andrew Clarke (24 April 1846 – 2 August 1881) was an Australian novelist, journalist, poet, editor, librarian and playwright.
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