The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

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Allen & Unwin, 2010 - Aboriginal Australians - 696 pages
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

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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.

Contents

Introduction
1
The Sydney environment
19
2 Encounters in Eora country
32
3 The Camp the canvas
61
Public farms and common lands
83
5 Seeding and breeding
98
6 Views from Flagstaff Hill
158
The Macquaries in Sydney
189
11 Soft colony
351
12 Taking possession
386
13 War on the Cumberland Plain
448
14 Aftermath
517
Epilogue
540
Abbreviations
550
Notes
551
List of Illustrations
612

8 The face of the country
233
9 Nefarious geographies
280
Women and country
310
Bibliography
622
Index
663
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