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Grog By Tom Gilling

Grog by Tom Gilling

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Summary

The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began.

Grog Summary

Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years by Tom Gilling

The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives.

In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port.

Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating look at the first decades of European settlement and explores the origins of Australia's fraught love affair with the hard stuff.

About Tom Gilling

Tom Gilling is a respected journalist and acclaimed novelist whose books include THE SOOTERKIN, a New York Times Notable Book, DREAMLAND and SEVEN MILE BEACH.

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GOR008642959
9780733634017
073363401X
Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years by Tom Gilling
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Australia
2016-09-27
336
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