Australians: Origins to Eureka: Volume 1
Allen and Unwin, 2009. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine d/w only marked by light sunfading to the spine.
The first volume of a unique 3-volume history of Australia where people are always centre stage, from bestselling author Thomas Keneally who brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Volume 1 will tell the story of Australia's Aboriginal inhabitants and European settlers up to the early days of the Gold Rush and the Eureka rebellion. The next volumes will follow in 2011 and 2013.
Thomas Keneally is a novelist, playwright, and nonfiction author who is best-known for the Booker Prize-winning novel "Schindler's Ark," which was adapted into the movie "Schindler's List." His other titles include the Penguin Lives biography "Abraham Lincoln," " American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles," and "A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia."