• The Colony (2 Volume Set) See large image

    The Colony (2 Volume Set) (Paperback) By (author) Grace Karskens

    Unavailable

    Sorry we can't get this title, the button below links through to AbeBooks who may have this title (opens in new window).

    Try AbeBooks | Add to wishlist

    DescriptionThe Colony is the story of the marvellously contrary, endlessly energetic early years of Sydney. It is an intimate account of the transformation of a campsite in a beautiful cove to the town that later became Australia's largest and best-known city. From the sparkling beaches to the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Grace Karskens skill fully reveals how landscape shaped the lives of the original Aboriginal inhabitants and newcomers alike. She traces the ways in which relationships between the colonial authorities and ordinary men and women broke with old patterns, and the ways that settler and Aboriginal histories became entwined. She uncovers the ties between the burgeoning township and its rural hinterland expanding along the river systems of the Cumberland Plain. This is a landmark account of the birthplace of modern Australia, and a fascinating and richly textured narrative of people and place. 'This is a spellbinding saga of the beginnings of modern Australia. The Colony is a stunning achievement. It will change the way you feel about Australian history.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Colony (2 Volume Set)

    Title
    The Colony (2 Volume Set)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grace Karskens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 612
    Width: 197 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459603769
    ISBN 10: 1459603761
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1M
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large Print 16 pt
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC