The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

Grace Karskens


A groundbreaking heritage of the marvelously opposite, forever full of life early years of the colony of Sydney
 
From the glowing harbor to the Cumberland undeniable, from convicts to the city's political elite, from the effect of its geology to its financial system, this groundbreaking history offers an intimate account of the transformation of a campsite in a stunning cove to the city that later grew to become Australia's greatest and best-known urban. Skillfully revealing how the landscape formed the lives of the Aboriginal population and newbies alike, this background first strains the ways that relationships among the colonial professionals and traditional women and men broke with previous styles, and the way settler and Aboriginal histories grew to become entwined. It additionally uncovers the binds among the burgeoning township and its rural hinterland increasing alongside the river structures of the Cumberland simple. Enthusiastically acquired on first book, this can be a landmark account of the birthplace of recent Australia, and a desirable and richly textured narrative of individuals and place.

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