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The Resource From the edge : Australia's lost histories, Mark McKenna

From the edge : Australia's lost histories, Mark McKenna

Label
From the edge : Australia's lost histories
Title
From the edge
Title remainder
Australia's lost histories
Statement of responsibility
Mark McKenna
Title variation
Australia's lost histories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in Bass Strait. To rescue their mates and to save themselves the 19 men must walk 700 kilometres north to Sydney. That remarkable walk is a story of endurance but also of unexpected Aboriginal help. From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories recounts four such extraordinary and largely forgotten stories: the walk of shipwreck survivors; the founding of a 'new Singapore' in western Arnhem Land in the 1840s; Australia's largest industrial development project nestled amongst outstanding Indigenous rock art in the Pilbara; and the ever-changing story of James Cook's time in Cooktown in 1770. This new telling of the central drama of Australian history - the encounter between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians - may hold the key to understanding this land and its people
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenna, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes
Series volume
no. 171
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
From the edge : Australia's lost histories, Mark McKenna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Original print edition published: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2016
  • "This is number one hundred and seventy-one in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah Volumes made possible by the Miegunyah Fund established by bequests under the wills of Sir Russell and Lady Grimwade"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Eyeing the country -- 1. Walking the edge : south-east Australia, 1797 -- 2. "World's end" : Port Essington, Cobourg Peninsula, West Arnhem Land -- 3. "Hip bone sticking out" : Murujuga and the legacy of the Pilbara frontier -- 4. On grassy hill : Gangaar (Cooktown), North Queensland
Control code
p225891695
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxiii, 452 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525234637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
Label
From the edge : Australia's lost histories, Mark McKenna
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Original print edition published: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2016
  • "This is number one hundred and seventy-one in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah Volumes made possible by the Miegunyah Fund established by bequests under the wills of Sir Russell and Lady Grimwade"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Eyeing the country -- 1. Walking the edge : south-east Australia, 1797 -- 2. "World's end" : Port Essington, Cobourg Peninsula, West Arnhem Land -- 3. "Hip bone sticking out" : Murujuga and the legacy of the Pilbara frontier -- 4. On grassy hill : Gangaar (Cooktown), North Queensland
Control code
p225891695
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxiii, 452 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525234637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print

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