1835 - The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

Boyce, James
1835 - The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

1835 - The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

Boyce, James

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Winner of the Tasmanian Book Prize,
The Age Book of the Year

'James Boyce tells the true history of this country with rare clarity and an eye for the essential that never fails.' -David Marr

With the founding of Melbourne in 1835, a flood of settlers began spreading out across the Australian continent. In three years more land - and more people - was conquered than in the preceding fifty.

In 1835 James Boyce brings this pivotal moment to life. He traces the power plays in Hobart, Sydney and London, and describes the key personalities of Melbourne's early days. He conjures up the Australian frontier - its complexity, its rawness and the way its legacy is still with us today. And he asks the poignant question largely ignored for 175 years- could it have been different?

With his first book, Van Diemen's Land, Boyce introduced an utterly fresh approach to the nation's history. 'In re-imagining Australia's past,' Richard Flanagan wrote, 'it invents a new future.' 1835 continues this untold story.

'Anyone who calls Melbourne home - in fact anyone who calls Australia home - should read this book.' -Peter Mares

'A first-class piece of historical writing. Boyce is a graceful and robust stylist and a fine storyteller.' -Sunday Age

'Revisionist ... unequivocal ... sobering' -Malcolm Turnbull

Author:   Boyce, James
Publisher:   Black Inc.
ISBN:  

9781760644802


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   02 March 2023
Bind Format:   Paperback
Availability:  
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Winner of the Tasmanian Book Prize,
The Age Book of the Year

'James Boyce tells the true history of this country with rare clarity and an eye for the essential that never fails.' -David Marr

With the founding of Melbourne in 1835, a flood of settlers began spreading out across the Australian continent. In three years more land - and more people - was conquered than in the preceding fifty.

In 1835 James Boyce brings this pivotal moment to life. He traces the power plays in Hobart, Sydney and London, and describes the key personalities of Melbourne's early days. He conjures up the Australian frontier - its complexity, its rawness and the way its legacy is still with us today. And he asks the poignant question largely ignored for 175 years- could it have been different?

With his first book, Van Diemen's Land, Boyce introduced an utterly fresh approach to the nation's history. 'In re-imagining Australia's past,' Richard Flanagan wrote, 'it invents a new future.' 1835 continues this untold story.

'Anyone who calls Melbourne home - in fact anyone who calls Australia home - should read this book.' -Peter Mares

'A first-class piece of historical writing. Boyce is a graceful and robust stylist and a fine storyteller.' -Sunday Age

'Revisionist ... unequivocal ... sobering' -Malcolm Turnbull

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Author:   Boyce, James
Publisher:   Black Inc.
ISBN:  

9781760644802


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   02 March 2023
Bind Format:   Paperback
Availability:  
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.
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