Dragon and Kangaroo: Australia and China’s Shared History by Robert Macklin

By Robert Macklin

The attention-grabbing tale of the chinese language presence in and effect in this nation - our intertwined heritage from colonial occasions to today.

Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from good ahead of the time of Captain cook dinner - buying and selling with northern Australia lengthy earlier than Europeans got here right here - all through to the current day, with chinese language actions starting from being the most consumer for our iron ore, to their very large intelligence operations the following.

Robert Macklin, bestselling and severely acclaimed writer of HAMILTON HUME and darkish PARADISE, has traced a brand new heritage of the 2 international locations. Macklin's engrossing narrative reaches from pre-colonial instances, to John Macarthur's 'coolie' shepherds, the single chinese language bushranger, Sam Pu, and the a number of atrocities devoted opposed to the chinese language within the gold rush; via to the twentieth century, the place the 2 Australians - 'Morrison of Peking' and William Donald - performed an important position within the downfall of the final chinese language emperor and the construction of the 1st republic, sooner than global conflict II and a long time of chilly conflict brinkmanship; to our present financial bonds and Australia's function within the risky geopolitics of the South China Sea.

DRAGON AND KANGAROO is an soaking up account of a tremendously underestimated a part of Australia's tale: this is often our shared historical past, from an immensely very important - and completely new - angle.

'Robert Macklin calls Hamilton Hume "our maximum explorer", and now that i have learn this mesmerizing yet now and then surprising tale, I completely agree.' ***** sturdy examining on Robert Macklin's HAMILTON HUME

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