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‘You almost feel you are taking that trek with the party as Robert Macklin cites the obstacles – torrential river crossings, dense bush, the Snowy Mountains and more. Macklin covers Hume’s public and private life, emphasising his affinity with the country and rapport with the Indigenous people, as well as providing a portrait of the evolving colony.’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALDThe stirring untold story of a true Australian hero who opened up the nation.While English-born soldiers, sailors and surveyors have claimed pride of place among the explorers of the young New South Wales colony, the real pathfinder was a genuine native-born Australian. Hamilton Hume, a man with a profound understanding of the Aboriginal people and an almost mystical relationship with the Australian bush, led settlers from the cramped surrounds of Sydney Town to the vast fertile country that would provide the wealth to found and sustain a new nation.Robert Macklin, author of the critically acclaimed DARK PARADISE, tells the heroic tale of this young Australian man who outdid his English ‘betters’ by crossing the Blue Mountains, finding a land route from Sydney to Port Phillip and opening up western New South Wales. His contribution to the development of the colony was immense but downplayed in deference to explorers of British origin. HAMILTON HUME uncovers this brave man’s achievements and paints an intriguing and at times shocking portrait of colonial life, by the author of the bestselling SAS SNIPER.‘Robert Macklin calls Hamilton Hume ‘our greatest explorer’, and now that I’ve read this enthralling but at times shocking story, I totally agree.’ ***** GOOD READING
Free Delivery Worldwide : Hume : Hardback : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS : 9780521837255 : 0521837251 : 31 Oct 2015 : This is the first intellectual biography of the British philosopher and historian David Hume.
Polites’ writing is unpretentious, spare, sharp. Peter’s voice is raw, casual, genuine. This is urban storytelling at its best – Maxine Beneba Clarke on Peter Polites.A contemporary noir novel, Down The Hume explores the nature of obsession and addiction. Hedonistic, confronting and heartbreaking – this story will not only drag you along at a rapid pace – it will tear you in two.
Free Delivery Worldwide : The New Hume Debate : Hardback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415238847 : 0415238846 : 01 Sep 2000 : For decades, scholars thought Hume was a sceptic. This view has been thrown into question by arguments that show Hume to be a sceptical realist. This book discusses the debate and includes essays by philosophers and Hume scholars, including Barry Stroud, Simon Blackburn, and Peter Strawson.
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