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Sydney's harbor establishes it as one of the most attractive modern cities, but its beginnings suggest something different. In 1770, the British Parliament saw the area as a solution to England's overcrowded prisons. On arriving at the harbor, the first "convicts" found themselves in one of the hottest climates in the world, and were greeted by aboriginal natives whose curiosity was matched only by their desire for the newcomers to leave. Sydney is a place where gravestones have such inscriptions as "Be ready mates, that's all!," where people wear shorts and sandals to one of the most renowned opera houses in the world, where the working man fights for what he's got and never backs down. Geoffrey Moorhouse brilliantly describes the city, its appetites, and its character-from its colonial beginnings to its becoming the host city of the 2000 Olympics. His curious knowledge, remarkable insight, and marvelous storytelling capture Sydney's warmth, texture, resilience, and loyalty.

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Moorhouse brilliantly describes the city, its appetites, and its character--from its colonial beginnings to its becoming the host city of the 2000 Olympics. His curious knowledge, remarkable insight, and gift for storytelling capture Sydney's warmth, texture, resilience, and loyalty. 1 map.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

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ISBN:
9780151006014
Subtitle:
The Story of a City
Editor:
Willen, Drenka
Author:
Moorhouse, Geoffrey
Author:
Willen, Drenka
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Sydney (n.s.w.)
Subject:
Sydney
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. HCFA
Publication Date:
20000620
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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