Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Deep time and human history 2. Encounters in Eora country 3. The Camp, the canvas 4. Food from a common industry 5. Seeding and breeding 6. Views from Flagstaff Hill 7. Landscape artists: the Macquaries in Sydney 8. The face of the country 9. Nefarious geographies 10. A very bountiful place indeed 11. Soft colony 12. Taking possession 13. War on the Cumberland Plain 14 Aftermath Epilogue Notes List of illustrations and sources Bibliography Index
Grace Karskens's groundbreaking book The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney won the 1998 NSW Premier's Award for Local and Regional History and established the author as a leading historian of colonial Australia. As Project Historian for the Cumberland- Gloucester Streets Archaeological Project, she combined history and archaeology to explore the lost world of the Rocks neighbourhoods in her book Inside the Rocks.