Grog. A Bottled History Of Australia's First 30 Years

Gilling Tom

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Hachette
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2016
Edition: First Edition

Description: 322 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The Story Of Grog Is The Story Of Australia.This Is How It All Began

Publishers Description: The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives. In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating look at the first decades of European settlement and explores the origins of Australia's fraught love affair with the hard stuff.

ISBN: 9780733634017

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