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Author Clendinnen, Inga.

Title Dancing with strangers / Inga Clendinnen
Published Melbourne : Text Pub., 2003

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 W'PONDS  994.410049915 Cle/Dws  AVAILABLE
 MELB  994.410049915 Cle/Dws  AVAILABLE
Description 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction -- Dancing with strangers -- Meeting the informants -- Governor Arthur Phillip -- Captain John Hunter -- Surgeon-General John White -- Judge-Advocate David Collins -- Watkin Tench, Captain-Lieutenant of Marines -- Settling in -- What the Australians saw -- Arabanoo -- Enter Baneelon -- Spearing the Governor -- 'Coming in' -- House guests -- British sexual politics -- Australian sexual politics -- Boat trip to Rose Hill -- Headhunt -- On discipline -- Potato thieves -- Expedition -- Crime & punishment: Boladeree -- Barangaroo -- Tench goes home -- Phillip goes home -- Collins goes home -- Collins reconsiders -- Baneelon returned -- Bungaree -- Enter Mrs Charles Meredith -- Epilogue
Summary Tells the story of what happened between British settlers of NSW and the Australian inhabitants they found there. Using reports, journals and letters Clendinnen applies her eye to the key events in the tragic arc of dispossession and looks at the personalities involved: such men as Arthur Phillp, Bennelong and diarist Watkin Tench
Analysis Aborigines
History, Pre-1801
Race relations
Sydney
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [316]-321
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region -- Effect of colonization on
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- First contact with Europeans
Europeans -- Cultural assimilation -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Sydney Regional (N.S.W.) -- Effect of colonization on
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Sydney Regional (N.S.W.) -- History
British -- Cultural assimilation -- Australia.
Immigrants -- Australia -- History.
National characteristics, Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney Region -- History
Sydney Region (N.S.W.) -- Colonization
Sydney Region (N.S.W.) -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century
Australia -- Civilization.
Australia -- Colonization -- History.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Australia -- Race relations.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Australia -- Colonization.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2004444344
ISBN 1877008583 :