Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Birth of Sydney

by Tim Flannery Edited by Tim Flannery
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 368
  • Publication Date July 10, 2000
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3699-2
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $20.00

About The Book

Sydney, Australia is one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating cities, home to over three and a half million people and site of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. In The Birth of Sydney, scientist and historian Tim Flannery blends the writings of Australian explorers, settlers, leaders, journalists, and visitors to construct a compelling narrative history of the great metropolis—from its founding as a remote penal colony of the British Empire in 1788 to its emergence as a vital trading power in the nineteenth century. Together, their voices and experiences create an unforgettable panoramic portrait of the early life of the majestic harbor city.