Double Vision: Asian Accounts of Australia by Alison Broinoswki
English | Oct. 19, 2011 | ISBN: 1921862262 | 174 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Chinese, Japanese and Australians have shared an intensecuriosity about each other throughout our recordedhistories. As is well known, settlers from Europe brought withthem to Australia preconceptions about China and Japan, somefanciful, some factual. Some convicts, believing they had beentransported almost to China itself, hoped that by escaping fromthe penal settlements on the east coast of Australia and walkingnorth they would reach China. Others set out in boats andsome got to Batavia, while others reached the coast of Japan.