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Kin By Nick Brodie

Kin by Nick Brodie

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Summary

Kin is the story of European settlement in Australia, told through the stories of the real people who made Australia's history what it is.

Kin Summary

Kin: A Real People's History of Our Nation by Nick Brodie

When author and historian Nick Brodie traced his own family tree, he began to see the pattern of European settlement in Australia. As he learnt about the generations of his family, Nick uncovered the social and cultural contexts and historic circumstances that shaped his ancestors: the Irish, the convicts, the early settlers, Cobb & Co coachmen, the men from Snowy River, the Boer war, Galipolli, the Depression and the second world war. His quest is full of suspense, frustrations and red herrings, and makes a gripping story.

As Brodie tracks down where key characters lived, what they did, and the decisions they made - to commit treason, immigrate, marry, or move - he pieces together a complex and entertaining puzzle of Australia's history told through the very people who made it: the everyday Australians who contributed to Australia's rich and varied story.

In the same way Bill Bryson's A History of Nearly Everything tells the history of the world through the characters who make the discoveries, Kin is well-written, absolutely accessible (think Tom Keneally's The Australians) but also invigorated with detailed insights that will delight intelligent lovers of history and a good read.

Kin Reviews

"Kin is good history and good family history, representing a transformation that has occurred in recent decades." - Weekend Australian

About Nick Brodie

Nick is a self-confessed history nerd and qualified archaeologist. He's currently lecturing at the University of Tasmania, though frequently returns to New South Wales where his family is still based. As well as academic papers, he has written a history of St Mary's Cathedral, and is an experienced public speaker having given lecturers at Cambridge and interviews on ABC radio and 7.30 Stateline. This book is the result of a lifelong curiosity about Australia's history as well as forensic investigations into his family history.

Additional information

GOR009847453
9781742708621
1742708625
Kin: A Real People's History of Our Nation by Nick Brodie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hardie Grant Books
2015-07-01
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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