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Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years
Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years
Gilling, Tom2016
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The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives. In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating look at the first decades of European settlement and explores the origins of Australia's fraught love affair with the hard stuff.
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Imprint:
Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2016.
Collation:
xiv, 322 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations (some colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) and index.
ISBN:
9780733634017
Dewey class:
381.4566310994381.456631
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryNon Fiction381.456631 GILAvailable
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