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History of Australian Bushranging: Illustrated By Charles White
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History of Australian Bushranging: Illustrated by Charles White. Classic account of Australian bushranging recounts in vivid detail, the deeds of the early bush bandits. Attracted by the fast, free... More > life, these native born Australians plundered the gold escorts and crowded coaches, fighting it out with the police - heroes in the eyes of the public they robbed. The early history of bushranging in Australia will never be written, for the facts have never been recorded. Limited though the colony was in extent, its literature—even its journalism—was still more limited. Moreover, the first men who "took the bush" were neither important nor interesting enough to obtain more than a passing mention in those Governors' despatches which are our chief authorities for early colonial history. The name, being applied to men who, some from choice and some from necessity, ranged the bush as freebooters, "sticking-up" settlers and travellers and demanding in orthodox style "your money or your life."< Less
Early Australian History: Convict Life In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, In Two Parts By Charles White
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Early Australian History: Convict Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land by Charles White, first published in 1889. Series of Historical Sketches, upon Australian Colonization and Convict... More > Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Van Diemen's Land was the original name used by most Europeans for the island of Tasmania, now part of Australia. The Dutch explorer Abel Tasman was the first European to land on the shores of Tasmania. In Tasmania, from beginnings of the darkest moral shade, and now that the old order has changed, beneficent and flourishing, from surroundings of the most favorable character—from conditions of private, social and public life of which any nation might be proud—look out upon the fast-fading picture of the past, and marvel exceedingly at the change. "Read me anything but history," said Walpole; "that is sure to be false." And a good many in Australia living at the present day would give plenty to create a distance for and hatred of colonial history.< Less
The Story of the Blacks: The Aborigines of Australia By Charles White
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The Story of the Blacks: The Aborigines of Australia by Charles White, first published in 1904. The black race of Australia will in a short time be but a memory, for the final issue in the unequal... More > struggle between the white man and his coloured brother is not far off, and the last chapter of the history of the aborigines is even now being written. In dealing with this subject I do not purpose devoting much time to speculation concerning their origin; that is a division in which the general reader could not be expected to take any interest, howsoever attractive it may be to scientists.< Less

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