1787 The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings


For over 200 years Australia’s official history has focused on English colonisation and ‘discovery’, with tales of British explorers and first generation white Australians navigating the vast and unfriendly land. But what of the millennia before the English claimed Australia as their own and wrote the history books. 1787 traces the journey of Australia before the infamous 1788 date, to explore just how ‘discovered’ the southern continent was by not only the Indigenous Australians who had lived and prospered for thousands of years, but also the sailors, traders, fishermen and many others who had visited our shores.
 
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ISBN:

9781743791608

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

440g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 September 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nick Brodie

Nick Brodie is a professional history nerd. He has a doctorate in late medieval vagrancy, worked as a field archaeologist, taught at university for a decade, and now writes a growing suite of acclaimed popular histories. Nick loves mysteries, lateral thinking, and books that are erudite and accessible. Covering the broad sweep of Australian history in 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings and Kin: A Real People's