Black Founders by Cassandra Pybus
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Black Founders
By Cassandra Pybus

Black Founders

The Unknown History of Australia's First Black Settlers

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Black Founders by Cassandra Pybus

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for NSW Premier's History Award: Australian History 2007.

Book Description

In this compelling new book, distinguished historian and writer Cassandra Pybus reveals that black convicts were among our first fleet settlers - a fact which profoundly complicates our understanding of race relations in early colonial Australia. Most of these black founders were originally slaves from America who had sought freedom with the British during the American Revolution only to find themselves abandoned and unemployed in England when the war was over. Pybus' stories include the notorious runaway 'Black Caesar', who became our first bushranger, and the wonderfully subversive Billie Blue, who was the first ferryman on Sydney Harbour, after whom Blues Point is named.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780868408491
ISBN-10: 0868408492
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: UNSW Press
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

Books By Author Cassandra Pybus

Many Middle Passages by Cassandra Pybus Many Middle Passages, Paperback (August 2007)

Presents a perspective on the history of forced migration over 3 centuries and illuminates the centrality of movements of people in making of this world. This book traces the history of slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, bonded soldiers, trafficked women, and coolie and Kanaka labor across the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans.

Devil & James Mcauley by Cassandra Pybus Devil & James Mcauley, Hardback (August 1999)

Follows McAuley's life from his student days at Sydney Uni through the war years, his conversion to Catholicism, his anticommunist activities during the Cold War period, and his editorship of "Quadrant", with revelations about CIA funding and involvement with ASIO. A controversial new political biography.

Till Apples Grow on an Orange Tree by Cassandra Pybus Till Apples Grow on an Orange Tree, Paperback (September 1998)

More than just another trip back to the permissive past, this unusually honest memoir is both feminist and funny, as the author remembers her life in bohemian '60s Sydney and countercultural San Fransisco.

American Citizens, British Slaves by Cassandra Pybus American Citizens, British Slaves, Paperback (August 1998)

This work tells the strange story of almost a hundred United States citizens who were transported to Van Diemen's land in 1839-40. These exiles endured years of harsh treatment before they were eventually pardoned. Not being British subjects, their transportation was almost certainly illegal.

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