Meet Grace Karskens online2020-09-24 18:30:00 2020-09-24 20:00:00 Australia/Sydney Meet Grace Karskens online Author of People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early AustraliaA landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area,... Australia Lauren Page email@example.com
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Author of People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia
A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British.
Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, is where the two early Australias - ancient and modern - first collided. People of the River journeys into the lost worlds of the Aboriginal people and the settlers of Dyarubbin, both complex worlds with ancient roots.
The Aboriginal people had occupied Dyarubbin for at least 50,000 years. Their history, culture and spirituality were inseparable from this river Country. Colonisation kicked off a slow and cumulative process of violence, theft of Aboriginal children and ongoing annexation of the river lands. Yet despite that sorry history, Dyarubbin's Aboriginal people managed to remain on their Country, and they still live on the river today.
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