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The Resource People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens

People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens

Label
People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia
Title
People of the river
Title remainder
lost worlds of early Australia
Statement of responsibility
Grace Karskens
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British. 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 on the river: it was the first successful white farming frontier, a community that nurtured the earliest expressions of patriotism, and it became the last bastion of eighteenth-century ways of life. The Aboriginal people had occupied Dyarubbin for at least 50,000 years. Their history, culture and spirituality were inseparable from this river Country. Colonisation kicked off a slow and cumulative process of violence, theft of Aboriginal children and ongoing annexation of the river lands. Yet despite that sorry history, Dyarubbin's Aboriginal people managed to remain on their Country, and they still live on the river today. The Hawkesbury-Nepean was the seedbed for settler expansion and invasion of Aboriginal lands to the north, south and west. It was the crucible of the colony, and the nation that followed
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karskens, Grace
Dewey number
994.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colonists
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Colonists
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Hawkesbury River (N.S.W.)
  • Nepean River (N.S.W.)
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 546-654) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarriers
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067268862
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 678 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760292232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1155324586
Label
People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 546-654) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarriers
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067268862
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 678 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760292232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1155324586

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