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Australians: Origins to Eureka

by: Thomas Keneally
published by: Allen & Unwin


Thomas Keneally's most recent book is the first of two parts in which Keneally takes a personal look at the characters that people our history.
It begins with a fleeting glimpse of all that went before James Cook, and then gets down to business with the arrival of the First Fleet and the experiences of the players - Aboriginals, convicts, officers - in the drama of settlement. Familiar stories are retold with Keneally's particular charm as he picks up one theme after another, finding a story teller's perspective on each. It is an enjoyable, informative and entertaining ramble through our history, bringing us a little closer to many of the characters who are often mentioned but rarely known.

RRP: $59.99

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