The explorers of Australia tell their stories of courage and suffering, of dispossession and conquest, of a moving frontier between European invaders and the Aborigines who had been living on the continent for thousands of years. The stories in Tim Flannery's compelling anthology document almost four centuries of exploration. Many beggar belief: Charles Sturt weathering grotesque desert heat, the Maori chief Te Pahi saving the lives of condemned thieves in Sydney in 1805, the ruthless massacre of aborigines by the Jardine brothers in North Queensland. Brilliantly edited and introduced by Tim Flannery this is the most remarkable body of non-fiction writing ever produced in Australia.
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An anthology of epic first-hand accounts of exploration in AustraliaAbout the Author:
Tim Flannery was born in Melbourne in 1956. He lives in Sydney, where he is Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. In 1998 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.
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Descrizione libro Phoenix Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0753809036