People of the River - Lost worlds of early Australia

People of the River - Lost worlds of early Australia

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Author: Grace Karskens
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Format  Softback
ISBN  9781760292232
Product Id  6262
Pages: 688

Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, is where the two early Australias - ancient and modern - first collided. People of the River journeys into the lost worlds of the Aboriginal people and the settlers of Dyarubbin, both complex worlds with ancient roots.

The settlers who took land on the river from the mid-1790s were there because of an extraordinary experiment devised half a world away. Modern Australia was not founded as a gaol, as we usually suppose, but as a colony. Britain's felons, transported to the other side of the world, were meant to become settlers in the new colony. They made history...