The Colony: A History of Early Sydney
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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At nearly 700 pages, The Colony is a mammoth undertaking-and an important one. The result of several years' hard work made possible through various funding arrangements, Karskens' account of early ... Read full review
An absolute crystal of a publication that all who yearn to understand Australia must read. The research is impeccable and the unravelling of a veiled past most enlightening. The author's style is makes the book a most understandable and enjoyable read.
11 Soft colony
12 Taking possession
13 War on the Cumberland Plain
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8 The face of the country
9 Nefarious geographies
Women and country