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- DescriptionIn this compelling new book, distinguished historian and writer Cassandra Pybus reveals that black convicts were among our first fleet settlers - a fact which profoundly complicates our understanding of race relations in early colonial Australia. Most of these black founders were originally slaves from America who had sought freedom with the British during the American Revolution only to find themselves abandoned and unemployed in England when the war was over. Pybus' stories include the torious runaway 'Black Caesar', who became our first bushranger, and the wonderfully subversive Billie Blue, who was the first ferryman on Sydney Harbour, after whom Blues Point is named.
- PrizesShortlisted for NSW Premier's History Award: Australian History 2007.
- Author(s)Cassandra Pybus
- PublisherUNSW Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2006
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationSydney
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintUNSW Press
- Weight440 g
- Width152 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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