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Demand for this book continues even after the 2nd printing has sold out. We are making it available as a PDF download. There are instructions on the PDF telling you how to read it on your Kindle device.

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It took them some time to realise that a crowd of blacks was gathering on the point. They came down from the ridges in twos and threes, the men walking in that deliberate way they had, burdened only with a few spears. The women came after, each with a baby on her hip and a long bag hanging from her forehead down her back. Others came in canoes, drifting up or down the river with the tide, the little slips of bark holding a man and a woman, with a child between, and the water by some miracle not coming in over the gunwale. (Grenville 2005a, 247)

Consider the effect of the following: as Will Thornhill gains freedom from his past and a new opportunity to build a life for his family near Hawkesbury river, he perceives the land he claims to be his. However, he does not acknowledge the deep, abiding history of the aboriginal land. In fact, Thornhill's new, clean slate of a fresh life on a new piece of land ignores the truth that many other lives and people have already left their mark on the land.


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