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    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 skilfully 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.

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    The Colony
    A History of Early Sydney
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grace Karskens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 696
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,315 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742373645
    ISBN 10: 174237364X

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    Illustrations note
    32-page full-colour insert, plus 120 b&w illustrations
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    St Leonards
    Author Information
    Grace Karskens's groundbreaking book The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney won the 1998 NSW Premier's Award for Local and Regional History and established the author as a leading historian of colonial Australia. As Project Historian for the Cumberland- Gloucester Streets Archaeological Project, she combined history and archaeology to explore the lost world of the Rocks neighbourhoods in her book Inside the Rocks.
    Review quote
    "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"
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Deep time and human history 2. Encounters in Eora country 3. The Camp, the canvas 4. Food from a common industry 5. Seeding and breeding 6. Views from Flagstaff Hill 7. Landscape artists: the Macquaries in Sydney 8. The face of the country 9. Nefarious geographies 10. A very bountiful place indeed 11. Soft colony 12. Taking possession 13. War on the Cumberland Plain 14 Aftermath Epilogue Notes List of illustrations and sources Bibliography Index