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People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia

Grace Karskens



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Allen & Unwin
01 September 2020
History; Australasian & Pacific history; Indigenous peoples
By:   Grace Karskens
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 170mm, 
ISBN:   9781760292232
ISBN 10:   1760292230
Pages:   688
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Maps Introduction Part I Deep Country 1 Old land, first people 2 Dyarubbin Part II Frontiers 3 The great experiment 4 Contact and crossings 5 Conflict: given no peace Part III New Old Land 6 Forests and clearings 7 Farming in the bush 8 Floods and flood-mindedness 9 Commoners and strangers Part IV People of the River 10 Family fortunes 11 Family survival 12 The people's pleasures 13 Transforming cultures 14 Sacred landscapes 15 Sacred Country Epilogue Appendices Acknowledgements List of abbreviations used in the notes Notes Bibliography Index

Grace Karskens is author of The Colony, winner of the 2010 Prime Minister's Non-fiction Award, and of The Rocks, winner of the 1998 NSW Premier's History Award. She is Professor of History at the University of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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