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Alternative title: Dancing with Strangers : Europeans and Australians at First Contact
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Dancing with Strangers : The True History of the Meeting of the British First Fleet and the Aboriginal Australians, 1788
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'In January of 1788, the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who will be their new neighbours - the beach nomads of Australia. "These people mixed with ours," wrote a British observer soon after the landfall, "and all hands danced together." What followed would determine relations between the peoples for the next two hundred years. Drawing skilfully on first-hand accounts and historical records, Inga Clendinnen reconstructs the complex dance of curiosity, attraction, and mistrust performed by the protagonists of either side. She brings this key chapter in British colonial history brilliantly alive. Then we discover why the dancing stopped...' (Source: Book Depository website)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, James Boyce , 2017 single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edinburgh,
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      Canongate ,
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      Extent: 322p.
      Description: illus., maps
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      • Includes bibliography and index.

        Originally pyblished Melboune Vic. Text, 2003. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2005.

      ISBN: 1841956996 (pbk), 9781841956992 (pbk)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 352p.
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      • Publication Date:   28 August 2017
         

      ISBN: 9781925498738
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
    • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Cambridge University Press ,
      2005 .
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      Extent: 324p.
      Description: col. illus., and maps.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.

        First published in 2003.

      ISBN: 9780521616812 (pbk), 0521616816 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Origin Story : Dancing with Strangers James Boyce , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2017;

'The publication of Inga Clendinnen’s Dancing with Strangers in 2003 gave Australia what the country desperately needed for the new millennium: a founding story in which the human beings who encountered each other in 1788 could finally become part of the national imagination.' (Introduction)

Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact by Inga Clendinnen : Review Joshua Bell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Pacific Affairs , Summer vol. 2 no. 79 2006; (p. 357-358)

— Review of Dancing with Strangers : The True History of the Meeting of the British First Fleet and the Aboriginal Australians, 1788 Inga Clendinnen 2005 single work criticism
Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact by Inga Clendinnen : Review Joshua Bell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Pacific Affairs , Summer vol. 2 no. 79 2006; (p. 357-358)

— Review of Dancing with Strangers : The True History of the Meeting of the British First Fleet and the Aboriginal Australians, 1788 Inga Clendinnen 2005 single work criticism
Origin Story : Dancing with Strangers James Boyce , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2017;

'The publication of Inga Clendinnen’s Dancing with Strangers in 2003 gave Australia what the country desperately needed for the new millennium: a founding story in which the human beings who encountered each other in 1788 could finally become part of the national imagination.' (Introduction)

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