Currency Lad

The Story of Hamilton Hume and the Explorers

Currency Lad

The story of Hamilton Hume - a Currency Lad - one of the first white children born in Australia, or New Holland as it was then called. He was the first man to understand and appreciate the new land and its strange inhabitants, the original Australian bushman. This is the story of his exploration exploits, and a new and informed assessment of his place in our history.

Hamilton Hume

Our Greatest Explorer - the critically acclaimed bestselling biography

Hamilton Hume

'You almost feel you are taking that trek with the party as Robert Macklin cites the obstacles - torrential river crossings, dense bush, the Snowy Mountains and more. Macklin covers Hume's public and private life, emphasising his affinity with the country and rapport with the Indigenous people, as well as providing a portrait of the evolving colony.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD The stirring untold story of a true Australian hero who opened up the nation. While English-born soldiers, sailors and surveyors have claimed pride of place among the explorers of the young New South Wales colony, the real pathfinder was a genuine native-born Australian. Hamilton Hume, a man with a profound understanding of the Aboriginal people and an almost mystical relationship with the Australian bush, led settlers from the cramped surrounds of Sydney Town to the vast fertile country that would provide the wealth to found and sustain a new nation. Robert Macklin, author of the critically acclaimed DARK PARADISE, tells the heroic tale of this young Australian man who outdid his English 'betters' by crossing the Blue Mountains, finding a land route from Sydney to Port Phillip and opening up western New South Wales. His contribution to the development of the colony was immense but downplayed in deference to explorers of British origin. HAMILTON HUME uncovers this brave man's achievements and paints an intriguing and at times shocking portrait of colonial life, by the author of the bestselling SAS SNIPER. 'Robert Macklin calls Hamilton Hume 'our greatest explorer', and now that I've read this enthralling but at times shocking story, I totally agree.' ***** GOOD READING

Australia in Maps

Great Maps in Australia's History from the National Library's Collection

Australia in Maps

Richly illustrated with exquisite manuscript maps and editions from celebrated European cartographic publishers of 17th century to familiar contemporary products such as tourist maps. Discover the stories behind these maps, the technological changes in map making and changes in human knowledge and representation of the world.

The Native-born

The First White Australians

The Native-born

This beautifully written, absorbing and thoughtful book tells the story of the first white Australians. Born before 1850. Most were the children of convicts. They had no access to land and no education, and free settlers generally treated them with contempt, as second-rate citizens.

Early Responses to Hume's Writings on Religion

2 Volumes

Early Responses to Hume's Writings on Religion

David Hume probably had a greater impact on the field of philosophy of religion than any other single philosopher. These volumes collect responses to Hume's writings on religion published during his life and posthumously. The set covers a wide range of the replies Hume's writings provoked, including contributions by Philip Skelton, William Adams, Thomas Rutherforth, William Warburton, Anthony Ellys, John Douglas, John Leland, Thomas Stona, Voltaire, George Campbell, Herman Andrew Pistorius, Duncan Shaw, William Samuel Powell, Thomas Hayter, Joseph Milner, William Paley, Charles Moore, Richard Joseph Sulivan, John Hey, Samuel Vince, Lord Brougham and Thomas De Quincey. • Most items appear here for their first time since their original publication, and are included in their entirety • Includes many previously undocumented critical discussions of Hume on religious writings • Includes three German book reviews translated for the first time • Newly typeset and annotated with introductions • Part of Early Responses to Hume Series, now available in paperback>

Bibliography of Australia

Bibliography of Australia


Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2

Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2

The first thorough study of the book trade during the age of Fergusson and Burns.

Hume and Hovell, 1824

Hume and Hovell, 1824

Hume and Hovells expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip based on their diaries, publications, correspondence and other contemporary writings; diaries include information on Aborigines encountered, their reactions to whites and comments on aspects of their life-style, camps and appearance.