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First Australians: An Illustrated History Marcia Langton

First Australians: An Illustrated History

Marcia Langton

Published December 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780522857535
Paperback
424 pages
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Revealing the dramatic story of the collision of two worlds, this historical study sheds light on the creation of contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of the countrys first people, this reference vividly brings to life the events thatMoreRevealing the dramatic story of the collision of two worlds, this historical study sheds light on the creation of contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of the countrys first people, this reference vividly brings to life the events that unfolded when the worlds oldest living culture was overrun by its greatest empire. Seven of Australias leading historians outline the true stories of individuals caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss, and victory in the continents most transformative period. Beginning in 1788 in Warrane—now known as Sydney—with the friendship between an Englishman, Governor Phillip, and the kidnapped warrior Bennelong, this record ends in 1993 with Koiki Mabos legal challenge to the foundation of Australia.