Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet in January 1788. He was in his late twenties, a captain of the marines and on the adventure of his life.  Insatiably curious, interested in everything and with a natural genius for storytelling, he wrote two accounts of the infant colony: A Narrative of an Expedition to Botany Bay and A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, brought together in this cone volume.  He brings to life the historical figures of Benelong, Governor Phillip and Arabanoo, and records the  voices of convicts trying to make  new lives in this new country.