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China and the Beginning of Australian History

  title={China and the Beginning of Australian History},
  author={R. Ganter},
The founding of a British convict colony at Botany Bay is generally considered to be the point where Australian recorded history begins and its pre-history ends. It is certainly an important and incisive symbolic moment, and has been the locus of intense historical interest, and considerable debate. The 'master narrative' of founding, which has become a convenient and familiar shorthand interpretation of events, is that the British struck out into Botany Bay in order to rid themselves of the… Expand
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