First Australians (Paperback)
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First Australians (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 30/08/2010
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First Australians is the dramatic story of the collision of two worlds that created contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of Australia's first people, it vividly brings to life the events that unfolded when the oldest living culture in the world was overrun by the world's greatest empire. Seven of Australia's leading historians reveal the true stories of individuals-both black and white-caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most transformative period of history. Their story begins in 1788 in Warrane, now known as Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishman, Governor Phillip, and the kidnapped warrior Bennelong. It ends in 1992 with Koiki Mabo's legal challenge to the foundation of Australia. By illuminating a handful of extraordinary lives spanning two centuries, First Australians reveals, through their eyes, the events that shaped a new nation.

Publisher: Melbourne University Press
ISBN: 9780522857535
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1806 g
Dimensions: 276 x 231 x 30 mm
Edition: Media tie-in


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A history project so important it makes a little history of its own." --"Time Out Sydney"
"Builds a scholarly picture of Aboriginal history so far missing." --"Courier Mail"
"This collection of essays builds into a fragmented portrait of a modern nation, set against darker themes that lurk within its memory." --"Weekend Australian"

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