1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia


The Age Book of the yr 2012
‘A first class piece of old writing’ - The Sunday Age

Shortlisted for the Australian heritage Prize within the 2012 top Minister’s Literary Awards, the heritage Prize within the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards, and the Non-Fiction Prize within the 2012 Adelaide pageant Awards for Literature, 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and 2011 WA Premier’s publication Awards.

With the founding of Melbourne in 1835, a flood of settlers begun spreading out around the Australian continent. In 3 years extra land - and extra humans - used to be conquered than within the previous fifty.

In 1835 James Boyce brings this pivotal second to existence. He strains the facility performs in Hobart, Sydney and London, and describes the most important personalities of Melbourne’s early days. He evokes the Australian frontier - its complexity, its rawness and how its legacy remains to be with us this day. And he asks the poignant query principally overlooked for one hundred seventy five years: may possibly it were different?

With his first e-book, Van Diemen’s Land, Boyce brought an completely clean method of the nation’s background. ‘In re-imagining Australia’s past,’ Richard Flanagan wrote, ‘it invents a brand new future.’ 1835 keeps this untold story.

‘Boyce is a sleek and strong stylist and a superb storyteller and he organises his fabric fantastically. His publication ... merits a large audience.’ The Sunday Age

‘1835 is a date to be remembered and this can be a ebook to be pondered.’ The Sun-Herald

About the author

James Boyce’s first booklet, Van Diemen’s Land, gained the Tasmania ebook Prize and the Colin Roderick Award and was once shortlisted for the NSW, Victorian and Queensland premiers’ literary awards, in addition to the major Minister’s award. Tim Flannery defined it as ‘a great booklet and a must-read for an individual attracted to how land shapes people.’ Boyce wrote the Tasmania bankruptcy for First Australians, the better half booklet to the acclaimed SBS television sequence. He has a PhD from the collage of Tasmania, the place he's an honorary examine affiliate of the varsity of Geography and Environmental Studies.

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