The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney by Grace Karskens

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September 1997, no. 194

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney by Grace Karskens

MUP, $34.39 hb, 320 pp

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney by Grace Karskens

by
September 1997, no. 194

‘The historical aspects of The Rocks should not be oversold’, declared a recent Sydney Cove Authority strategic plan, ‘it should be used as a background’. In this sanitised heritage precinct, tourists might thrill to the hint of a raffish past, but should be shielded from more intimate and disturbing glimpses. This is always easy in the absence of systematic research.

Geoffrey Bolton reviews 'The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney' by Grace Karskens

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney

by Grace Karskens

MUP, $34.39 hb, 320 pp

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