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The story of the founding and rise to prominence of one of the world's greatest cities — Sydney, Australia, site of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. Blending together the writings of early Australian settlers, leaders, journalists, and explorers, in The Birth of Sydney editor Tim Flannery constructs a compelling narrative history of the early life of one of the world's most fascinating metropolises. From the majestic harbor city's infancy as a remote penal colony of the British Empire in 1788 to its emergence as a vital trading power in the nineteenth century, the book tells the stories of the people who made its history. In their own words and the words of their contemporaries, The Birth of Sydney brings to life the colorful personalities that built the city, from Bennelong, the Aborigine who befriended the early English settlers and eventually traveled to the court of King George III, to Nat Gould, an immigrant who turned his observations of life in colonial Australia into a series of best-selling books in his native England. It also includes observations by early visitors including Captain Cook, Charles Darwin, and Mark Twain.

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Blending together the writings of early Australian settlers, leaders, and explorers, "The Birth of Sydney" editor Flannery constructs a compelling narrative history of the early life of one of the world's most fascinating metropolises.

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ISBN:
9780802136992
Editor:
Flannery, Tim
Introduction:
Flannery, Tim
Introduction by:
Flannery, Tim
Introduction:
Flannery, Tim
Editor:
Flannery, Tim
Author:
Flannery, Tim
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Sydney (n.s.w.)
Subject:
Sydney
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Sydney (N.S.W.) History.
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. HCFA 02154
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18 lb

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