Unwritten Histories

unwritten histories cover

Craig Cormick

Feb, 1998
Pages: 
188
Category: 
Arts
Award-winning publications
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
200x125mm
ISBN: 
9780855753160
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$24.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia’s heroic past, Craig Cormick rediscovers the contributions of Indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged, Australia’s unwritten histories.

Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight away from its traditional focus to illuminate those whom history has forgotten. Great explorers, teachers, warriors and dreamers, who were there when Banks first saw a Banksia or when explorers Burke and Wills staggered on from Coopers Creek, but they have vanished simply because their stories were unrecorded.

Make way for a new history of Australia – this collection is at once playful and mordant, funny and frightening, and an exciting work of Australian fiction.

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Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016