Tells the story of what happened between British settlers of NSW and the Australian inhabitants they found there. Using reports, journals and letters Clendinnen applies her eye to the key events in the tragic arc of dispossession and looks at the personalities involved: such men as Arthur Phillp, Bennelong and diarist Watkin Tench.
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Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award 2004 and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best History Book 2004 and Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Fiction 2004. Shortlisted for Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award 2004 and Age Book of the Year 2004 and Westfield/Waverley Library Literary Award 2004 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2004.