Botany Bay: Where histories meet by Maria Nugent

By Maria Nugent

Botany Bay is popular because the website of Captain Cook's first touchdown at the east coast of latest Holland in 1770, notorious because the position selected by way of the British as a dumping flooring for convicts, and celebrated because the birthplace of Australia.

In this awesome historical past, Maria Nugent takes her readers on a trip to discover what lies at the back of, underneath and past those prevalent institutions. Drawing on tales, items, photos, stories and the panorama itself, she collects the threads of different pasts to weave a wealthy, compelling and infrequently remarkable account. neighborhood meanings jostle with nationwide mythologies, Aboriginal remembrance disturbs white forgetting, the normal atmosphere struggles for survival amid the smokestacks. within the technique, Botany Bay turns into a website for meditating on questions of heritage, fantasy, reminiscence and politics in Australia.

Botany Bay: the place histories meet explores the position either Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history-making performs in growing and maintaining neighborhood and nationwide communities.

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