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The Resource People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens ; maps by Paul Irish

People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens ; maps by Paul Irish

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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 ; maps by Paul Irish
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Karskens, Grace
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Irish, Paul
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  • Colonists
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens ; maps by Paul Irish
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251582696
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 678 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760292232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
Label
People of the river : lost worlds of early Australia, Grace Karskens ; maps by Paul Irish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251582696
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 678 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760292232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps

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