By Inga Clendinnen
Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, most sensible background booklet, 2004.
In January 1788 the 1st Fleet arrived in New South Wales and 1000 British women and men, a few of them convicts and a few of them loose, encountered the folk who will be their new neighbours-the seashore nomads of Australia.
Clendinnen bargains a clean analyzing of stories, letters and journals of the 1st British settlers in Australia. She reconstructs the tough route to friendship and conciliation pursued by means of Arthur Phillip and the neighborhood chief 'Bennelong' (Baneelon); after which strains the painful destruction of that hard-won friendship as profound cultural transformations asserted themselves.
This seriously acclaimed and award-winning paintings will switch the way in which we expect approximately how Australia got here into being and the way our background is formed.
'A masterful booklet, elegantly conceived and written with narrative brilliance. Clendinnen is witty, incisively poetic and mistaken with humanity.' Age
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