Eyewitness history

by
April 2000, no. 219

The Birth of Sydney edited by Tim Flannery

Text Publishing, $24.95 pb, 349 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

Buried Alive, Sydney 1788-92: Eyewitness accounts of the making of a nation

by Jack Egan

Allen & Unwin, $24.95 pb, 351 pp

Eyewitness history

by
April 2000, no. 219

List of essentials for a trip to Sydney in 2000: airline ticket, style-repellent, a buddy at SOCOG, rather a lot of money, and, uh-oh, excess baggage alert. I’m afraid these two big paperbacks are a must. With the Olympics looming, an outbreak of books about Sydney was inevitable. But fear not, discerning readers. Jack Egan and Tim Flannery’s tributes to Australia’s first city are not the quick-and-slick kind. Opportunistic they may be, but you can tell they’re done with love.

Robyn Annear reviews 'The Birth of Sydney' edited by Tim Flannery and 'Buried Alive, Sydney 1788-92: Eyewitness accounts of the making of a nation' by Jack Egan

The Birth of Sydney

edited by Tim Flannery

Text Publishing, $24.95 pb, 349 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

Buried Alive, Sydney 1788-92: Eyewitness accounts of the making of a nation

by Jack Egan

Allen & Unwin, $24.95 pb, 351 pp

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