The Colony

The Colony : A History of Early Sydney

By (author) Grace Karskens


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A groundbreaking history of the colony of Sydney in its early years, from the sparkling harbour to the Cumberland Plain, from convicts to the city's political elite, from the impact of its geology to its economy.

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  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 172.72 x 243.84 x 40.64mm | 1,224.69g
  • 01 Jun 2011
  • Allen & Unwin
  • St Leonards
  • English
  • 32-page full-colour insert, plus 120 b&w illustrations
  • 174237364X
  • 9781742373645
  • 32,386

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Grace Karskens teaches Australian History at the University of New South Wales and is the author of The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney

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"Grounded in reality, free of stereotypes, and balanced in its judgment. It neither romanticizes nor condemns and thereby provides a foundation story that we can all recognize." "Sydney Morning Herald""

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