Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour : A History

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A sweeping history of one of the world's most recognised landscapes, Sydney Harbour explores the story of the waterway from the time of the Gameragal and Gadigal to the highly charged contemporary debates about the future of the harbour. The story moves seamlessly as the harbour is taken from its traditional owners and transformed from a penal colony on the outer rim of the European imagination to an international commercial hub. A beautifully written book, Sydney Harbour lays out the interaction between the glittering harbour and the people who fish it, sail on it, build at the edges of it, fight for it, portray it and marvel at it.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 195.58 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • NewSouth Publishing
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 1742232825
  • 9781742232829
  • 336,198

About Ian Hoskins

Ian Hoskins is the council historian at North Sydney Stanton Library and the manager of two museums, a heritage center, and a historic cemetery. He curated social history exhibits at the Powerhouse Museum and is the coauthor of "What's in a Store?: A History of Retailing in Australia."

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Review quote

"[Ian Hoskins] brings into view a many-sided picture of the harbor over time . . . . A delight to read." --Peter Cochrane, Australian historian and author, "Colonial Ambition"

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