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Dancing with Strangers free pdf In January of 1788, the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who will be their new neighbours - the beach nomads of Australia. "These people mixed with ours," wrote a British observer soon after the landfall, "and all hands danced together." What followed would determine relations between the peoples for the next two hundred years. Drawing skilfully on first-hand accounts and historical records, Inga Clendinnen reconstructs the complex dance of curiosity, attraction, and mistrust performed by the protagonists of either side. She brings this key chapter in British colonial history brilliantly alive. Then we discover why the dancing stopped...

About Inga Clendinnen

INGA CLENDINNEN is a distinguished historian and author. Reading the Holocaust was named a New York Times Best Book of the Year and was awarded the New South Wales Premier's General History Award in 1999. Her subsequent work, Tiger's Eye was awarded the 2002 Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation and the Nita B.Kibble Award for Women Writers 2001 and was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year Award 2000. Her essays and short stories have been widely published.

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Author : Inga Clendinnen
Publisher : Canongate Books Ltd
Data Published : 25 May 2006
ISBN : 1841956996
EAN : 9781841956992
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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