The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney Grace Karskens

ISBN: 9780522847222

Published: July 1st 1997

Hardcover

364 pages


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The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney  by  Grace Karskens

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney by Grace Karskens
July 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 364 pages | ISBN: 9780522847222 | 9.68 Mb

The Rocks is Sydneys earliest surviving neighbourhood. A wealth of historical documents, pictures, maps and archaeological evidence allows Grace Karskens to recover the words and gestures, tastes and habits, aspirations and fears, of the dealers,MoreThe Rocks is Sydneys earliest surviving neighbourhood. A wealth of historical documents, pictures, maps and archaeological evidence allows Grace Karskens to recover the words and gestures, tastes and habits, aspirations and fears, of the dealers, publicans, labourers, artisans, watermen, washerwomen, servants and prostitutes who lived there.

Grace Karskens shows the Rocks was a place very different from the usual images of a brutal gaol colony: it was, rather, a preindustrial town, a face-to-face society, marked more by movement and opportunity, dialogue and negotiation than by coercion, discipline and punishment.



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