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A Soldier, A Sailor and Arabanoo

By Peter Stewart - ISBN: 9781923171596

RRP: $28.95

A Soldier A Sailor and Arabanoo
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Peter Stewart is a former History and English teacher who has spent his life researching and writing about the “colvasion” (colonisation / invasion) of Australia. His research and writing have focussed on the relationships and conflicts between the British colonisers and Australia’s First Nations Peoples. His book Demons at Dusk; Massacre at Myall Creek was a thoroughly researched faction account of the infamous 1838 massacre. Peter has worked with the Friends of Myall Creek in the construction of the memorial on the site which opened in 2000. He played an integral part in the construction of the memorial and its surrounding facilities as well as the wording on the narrative signage on the site. He is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading experts on the massacre. He is a business owner who is married with three adult children and two grandchildren and lives in southern Sydney.

A Soldier, A Sailor and Arabanoo

By Peter Stewart - ISBN: 9781923171596

RRP: $28.95

There are two sides to every story.

Or perhaps even three…

Arabanoo lives with his family on the shores of Sydney Harbour when one day, eleven large canoes mysteriously emerge like ghost ships through misty rain.

Among those on board the traveling vessels, are Captain Watkin Tench and Captain John Hunter – both men recent veterans of America’s Revolutionary War.

With a world of difference between Arabanoo, the soldier Tench, and the sailor Hunter, common ground may be something of a challenge to be found between them.

A factually based historical novel that weaves its way through one fascinating incident after another in the early days of the Sydney colony.

Focusing on the relationship between the British and the First Nations people, it plants the seeds that gradually grow to its gripping and dramatic climax.

“A thought-provoking story, well written and paced. A very enjoyable read…” Hayley, Readalot reviewer

"An engrossing and informative experience... thoroughly researched" The Hon. Linda Burney

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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