- The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony 1788–1817
The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony 1788–1817
* Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that deceased people are represented throughout this publication.*
The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony 1788–1817 tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians – described as 'this constant sort of war' by one early colonist – around the greater Sydney region.
Telling the story of the first years of colonial Sydney in a new and original way, this provocative book is the first detailed account of the warfare that occurred across the Sydney region from the arrival of a British expedition in 1788 to the last recorded conflict in the area in 1817. The Sydney Wars sheds new light on how British and Aboriginal forces developed military tactics and how the violence played out.
Winner - 2020 Les Carlyon Literary Prize.
Longlisted - 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize.
Note: This is a Print On Demand publication (please expect a short delay in delivery).
Details: Non-fiction, published 2018.
Format: Soft cover, 432 pages.
Dimensions: 23.4 cm (h) x 15.3 cm (w) 2.5 cm (d) / 458 grams.