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Traces Magazine Win a copy of The Convict Valley, closes 5pm

posted 31-7-2020 @ 12:28 PM www
Traces Magazine Win a copy of The Convict Valley, closes 5pm
Codewords or Answers, Entry methods: Online,Facebook Freq: Once Only, Closes 02/08/2020


Enter: https://www.facebook.com/TracesMag/photos/a.262237540469159/...

Welcome back to another edition of Traces Friday Book Giveaway! This week's spotlight is The Convict Valley written by Mark Dunn.
In 1790, five convicts escaped Sydney by boat and were swept ashore near present-day Newcastle. They were taken in by the Worimi people, given Aboriginal names and started families. Thus began a long and at times dramatic series of encounters between Aboriginal people and convicts in the second penal settlement in Australia.
The fertile valley of the Hunter River was the first area outside the Sydney basin explored by the British, and it became one of the largest penal settlements. Today manicured lawns and prosperous vineyards hide the struggle, violence and toil of the thousands of convicts who laid its foundations. The Convict Valley uncovers this rich colonial past, as well as the story of the original Aboriginal landholders. While there were friendships and alliances in the early years, in the later scramble for land in the 1820s - as the Valley was opened to free settlers - tensions rose and bloodshed ensued.

To enter: Like this post, tag a friend and tell us in the comments section: What is your favourite history book you've read?
Entries close Monday 2 August 5pm AEST. Australian entrants only. Winner will be announced via Facebook on Wednesday 5 August.
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Traces Magazine Australia: Congrats Michelle Leer you are the winner of this week's Friday Book Giveaway! Please direct message us your mailing details and we will have the book out to you shortly. Thank you all for your submissions!
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