The Resource Australians

Australians

Label
Australians
Title
Australians
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
Origins to Eureka
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Title variation
  • Australians: origins to Eureka
  • Origins to Eureka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume of a unique history of Australia where people are always centre stage, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story.Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers, it is from their lives and their stories that he has woven a vibrant history to do full justice to the rich and colourful nature of our unique national character.The story begins by looking at European occupation through Aboriginal eyes as we move between the city slums and rural hovels of eighteenth century Britain and the shores of Port Jackson. We spend time on the low-roofed convict decks of transports, and we see the bewilderment of the Eora people as they see the first ships of turaga, or 'ghost people'. We follow the daily round of Bennelong and his wife Barangaroo, and the tribulations of warrior Windradyne. Convicts like Solomon Wiseman and John Wilson find their feet and even fortune, while Henry Parkes' arrival as a penniless immigrant gives few clues to the national statesman he was to become. We follow the treks of the Chinese diggers - the Celestials - to the goldfields, and revolutionaries like Italian Raffaello Carboni and black American John Joseph bring us the drama of the Eureka uprising.Were the first European mothers whores or matriarchs? Was the first generation of Australian children the luckiest or unluckiest on the planet? How did this often cruel and brutal penal experiment lead to a coherent civil society? To answer these and many more questions Thomas Keneally has brought to life the high and the low, the convict and the free of early Australian society.This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, and whose own humanity permeates every page
Summary
A history of Australia focuses on the people who formed the country, including convicts, Aborigines, gold seekers, settlers, soldiers, and reformers
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, General Non Fiction Book of the Year, 2010.
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344476
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keneally, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Australians
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3ba3411e-9b58-47c5-bee2-6ef02b50f8d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741760989
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australians
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3ba3411e-9b58-47c5-bee2-6ef02b50f8d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741760989
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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