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The convict valley : the bloody struggle on Australia's early frontier

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The convict valley : the bloody struggle on Australia's early frontier
Title
The convict valley
Title remainder
the bloody struggle on Australia's early frontier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the second British penal settlement in Australia, where a notoriously brutal convict regime became the template for penal stations in other states. Mark Dunn explores relations between the white settlers and the local Aboriginal landholders, and uncovers a long forgotten massacre. In 1790, five convicts escaped Sydney by boat and were swept ashore near present-day Newcastle. They were taken in by the Worimi people, given Aboriginal names and started families. Thus began a long and at times dramatic series of encounters between Aboriginal people and convicts in the second penal settlement in Australia. The fertile valley of the Hunter River was the first area outside the Sydney basin explored by the British, and it became one of the largest penal settlements. Today manicured lawns and prosperous vineyards hide the struggle, violence and toil of the thousands of convicts who laid its foundations. The Convict Valley uncovers this rich colonial past, as well as the story of the original Aboriginal landholders. While there were friendships and alliances in the early years, in the later scramble for land in the 1820s - as the Valley was opened to free settlers - tensions rose and bloodshed ensued. With fascinating stories about convicts, white settlers and the Aboriginal inhabitants that have long been forgotten, The Convict Valley is a new Australian history classic
Cataloging source
YDX
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Dunn, Mark
Dewey number
994.42
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Escaped prisoners
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Penal colonies
  • Racially mixed families
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Interracial friendship
  • British
  • Pioneers
  • Race relations
  • Penal colonies
  • Land settlement
  • Colonization
  • British
  • Colonies
  • Pioneers
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Race relations
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Hunter River Valley (N.S.W.)
  • Hunter River Valley (N.S.W.)
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter River Valley (N.S.W.)
  • Hunter River Valley (N.S.W.)
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The convict valley : the bloody struggle on Australia's early frontier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067073436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760528645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1139764465
Label
The convict valley : the bloody struggle on Australia's early frontier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067073436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760528645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1139764465

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