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Sydney Harbour: A History
by Ian Hoskins
Ambitious and wide-ranging, this sweeping history of one of the world’s most recognized landmarks explores every aspect of Sydney Harbor through studies of its natural, human, and cultural history. Revealing why Sydney Harbor has been a defining element for the people who have lived around it since the time of the harbor clans, this volume examines the icon as a means of ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by University of New South Wales Press
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I would never have picked up this book to read if it wasn't for being on the panel for the NSW year of reading 2012 and that would have been a shame. It was sometimes a struggle to read and it jumped forwards and backwards in time a bit but what I learnt more then made up for it. There was so much I didn't know about Australian history. I read about interesting people and how certain places ended up with the names we now call them by and sometimes what they used to be called. Every wonder how ...more