Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years

Grog a bottled history of Australia s first years Even before James Squire set sail as a convict aboard the First Fleet liquor was playing its part in shaping the colony to be Who was entitled to it and who wasn t who could make and sell it and who

  • Title: Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years
  • Author: Tom Gilling
  • ISBN: 9780733634017
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Even before James Squire set sail as a convict aboard the First Fleet, liquor was playing its part in shaping the colony to be Who was entitled to it and who wasn t who could make and sell it and who couldn t and how the young and thirsty colony could make itself self sufficient in booze As the colony grew, rum became both a currency and a source of political strengthEven before James Squire set sail as a convict aboard the First Fleet, liquor was playing its part in shaping the colony to be Who was entitled to it and who wasn t who could make and sell it and who couldn t and how the young and thirsty colony could make itself self sufficient in booze As the colony grew, rum became both a currency and a source of political strength and instability, culminating in the Rum Rebellion in 1808, and what one observer said was a society of drunkenness, gaming and debaucheries.Now, with GROG, writer Tom Gilling presents a compelling bottled history of the first three decades of European settlement how the men and women of New South Wales transformed the colony from a squalid and starving convict settlement into a prosperous trading town with fashionable Georgian street names and a monumental two storey hospital built by private contractors in exchange for a monopoly on rumOG is a colourful account of the unique beginnings of a new nation, and a unique insight into the history of Australia s long love affair with the hard stuff.

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    1. An interesting exploration of Australian settlement from the day the first fleet set foot on Botany Bay until thirty years onwards. The colony's reputation for drunkedness and debauchery is explored alongside the resiliance, idealism and opportunism of those who wanted more. It transports you to that time with an easy to read style that opens up our founding history without being stuffy, sensationalist or apologistic. I think the cover doesn't do the book justice: this is no ode to pisspots (tha [...]


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