By Maria Nugent
In this impressive heritage, Maria Nugent takes her readers on a trip to discover what lies at the back of, underneath and past those well-known institutions. Drawing on tales, items, photographs, thoughts and the panorama itself, she collects the threads of alternative pasts to weave a wealthy, compelling and sometimes superb account. neighborhood meanings jostle with nationwide mythologies, Aboriginal remembrance disturbs white forgetting, the average atmosphere struggles for survival amid the smokestacks. within the technique, Botany Bay turns into a website for meditating on questions of background, fantasy, reminiscence and politics in Australia.
Botany Bay: the place histories meet explores the function either Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history-making performs in developing and maintaining neighborhood and nationwide communities.
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