By Robert Macklin

The interesting tale of the chinese language presence in and impression in this state - our intertwined heritage from colonial occasions to today.

Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from good earlier than the time of Captain prepare dinner - buying and selling with northern Australia lengthy sooner than Europeans got here the following - all through to the current day, with chinese language actions starting from being the most client for our iron ore, to their very vast intelligence operations right here.

Robert Macklin, bestselling and severely acclaimed writer of HAMILTON HUME and darkish PARADISE, has traced a brand new heritage of the 2 international locations. Macklin's engrossing narrative reaches from pre-colonial occasions, to John Macarthur's 'coolie' shepherds, the single chinese language bushranger, Sam Pu, and the a number of atrocities dedicated opposed to the chinese language within the gold rush; via to the 20 th century, the place the 2 Australians - 'Morrison of Peking' and William Donald - performed an important position within the downfall of the final chinese language emperor and the construction of the 1st republic, prior to international battle II and many years of chilly warfare brinkmanship; to our present monetary bonds and Australia's position within the harmful geopolitics of the South China Sea.

DRAGON AND KANGAROO is an soaking up account of a drastically underestimated a part of Australia's tale: this is often our shared historical past, from an immensely vital - and fully new - angle.

'Robert Macklin calls Hamilton Hume "our maximum explorer", and now that i have learn this enchanting yet every now and then stunning tale, I absolutely agree.' ***** strong examining on Robert Macklin's HAMILTON HUME

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