By James Boyce
With the founding of Melbourne in 1835, a flood of settlers started spreading out around the Australian continent. In 3 years extra land – and extra humans – was once conquered than within the previous fifty.
In 1835 James Boyce brings this pivotal second to lifestyles. He lines the facility performs in Hobart, Sydney and London, and describes the foremost personalities of Melbourne’s early days. He inspires the Australian frontier – its complexity, its rawness and how its legacy continues to be with us this present day. And he asks the poignant query mostly missed for a hundred seventy five years: may perhaps it were different?
With his first e-book, Van Diemen’s Land, Boyce brought an totally clean method of the nation’s background. ‘In re-imagining Australia’s past,’ Richard Flanagan wrote, ‘it invents a brand new future.’ 1835 keeps this untold story.
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1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce