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Author Brodie, Nicholas Dean, 1981-

Title KIN : a real people's history of our nation / Nick Brodie
Published Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Table of Contents; Family Tree; Preface; 1 Rule, Britannia, and Transportation; 2 Convicts and Colonial Expansion; 3 The Masses Migrate; 4 The Miners and Their Fever; 5 Lads, Lasses, and Ladies; 6 Pioneering Memories; 7 Domesticity, Death, Silence, and Revelation; 8 Battlers, Bushrangers, and Bunnies; 9 The Industrial Evolution of Queensland; 10 Coach Roads and Railways; 11 Sydney's Oceanic Frontiers; 12 The Scourge of Sectarianism; 13 The Empire's Mounted Riflemen; 14 Blue Mountains and Brown Plains; 15 When Legends were Crafted and War Raged; 16 Recognition
17 Fortress Australia18 The Past has No Conclusion; The Ken of Kin; Acknowledgements; Copyright Page
Summary Follow Nick Brodie's journey to discover the history of his kinfolk and their arrival in Australia. KIN provides a unique insight into Australia's colonial story: colonies grow and wars are fought as Nick traces his family across land and sea, in their everyday occupations and through their hardships and most memorable events. From convicts, goldminers and sailors, to high-country horsemen, nurses and soldiers - and almost everyone in between - KIN is about generations of real Australian families living real lives. Nick Brodie is a historian, archaeologist, writer and university lecturer. Born
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Subject Brodie, Nicholas Dean, 1981- -- Family.
Families -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Families -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Irish -- Australia -- Biography.
Irish -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1851-1901
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1743583206 (electronic bk.)
9781743583203 (electronic bk.)