Gift of Sydney: An Epic Novel of the Struggle to Forge the Multicultural, World-Class City of Sydney, Australia (A Sydney, Australia, Series Novel Book 2)



[PDF / Epub] ✈ Gift of Sydney: An Epic Novel of the Struggle to Forge the Multicultural, World-Class City of Sydney, Australia (A Sydney, Australia, Series Novel Book 2) ☀ D. Manning Richards – E17streets4all.co.uk GIFT OF SYDNEY is an epic novel of the struggle to forge the multicultural, world class city of Sydney, Australia It is the second in the series of novels about the history of the city and Australia I GIFT OF SYDNEY is an epic novel Sydney: An ePUB ✓ of the struggle to forge Gift of MOBI :ò the multicultural, world class city of Sydney, Australia It is the second in of Sydney: An PDF/EPUB ✓ the series of novels about the history of the city and Australia In , the wealthy and powerful Armstrongs are concerned about their convict stain The Fongs rail against the White Australia Policy that is driving Chinese out of Australia and preventing their relatives from immigrating The Hudsons suffer under government programs that manage them as part of the vexing Aboriginal problem The country is rich from wool and gold but insecure Its principal protector and trading partner, Britain, is , miles away The three families all suffer in the world wars and the Great Depression, but experience a profound change when the racist White Australia Policy is finally rejected and a humanitarian policy opens the doors to accept the desperate Vietnamese boat people Once again, Richards s storytelling is impeccably researched, fast paced, action adventure driven, and full of family saga emotion and drama His two extraordinary novels together have the authenticity and authority of the finest historical fiction that strike a resounding chord of hope for all humanity.Gift of Sydney: An Epic Novel of the Struggle to Forge the Multicultural, World-Class City of Sydney, Australia (A Sydney, Australia, Series Novel Book 2)

D Manning Richards has lived and worked Sydney: An ePUB ✓ in Sydney, Australia, three times Gift of MOBI :ò for a total of nearly nine years After earning degrees in Landscape Architecture of Sydney: An PDF/EPUB ✓ and City Planning, he traveled around the world studying cities and worked professionally in Sydney, Australia, from to Returning to Washington DC, he worked as a city planner for The National Capital Planning Commission, as the vice president of an office building developer, and then as a principal of Richards Development Company But it was his interests in cities, history, and the writing of short stories and poetry that drew him back to Sydney to attend the Summer Olympics and to begin researching the history of the city In late , he returned to Washington DC to write an epic family saga about convicts, Aborigines, and Chinese embroiled in the birth and development of Sydney DESTINY IN SYDNEY begins in with the founding of a British penal colony in Sydney and ends in with federation of Australia and women s suffrage GIFT OF SYDNEY continues the three family saga through two world wars and the Great Depression until a multicultural, world class city was assured in A future third novel will complete the three book series about Sydney, Australia He is currently living in St Germain, Paris, France, writing PARIS IN RUINS A Novel of Passion and the French R sistance about love and valor during the Battle for Paris in .

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    Gift of Sydney: An Epic Novel of the Struggle to Forge the , the wealthy and powerful Armstrongs are concerned about their convict stain The Fongs rail against the White Australia Policy that is driving Chinese out of Australia and preventing their relatives from immigrating The Hudsons suffer under government programs that manage them as part of the vexing Aboriginal problem The country is rich from wool and gold but insecure Its principal protector and trading partner, Britain, is , miles away The three families all suffer in the world wars and the Great Depression, but experience a profound change when the racist White Australia Policy is finally rejected and a humanitarian policy opens the doors to accept the desperate Vietnamese boat people Once again, Richards s storytelling is impeccably researched, fast paced, action adventure driven, and full of family saga emotion and drama His two extraordinary novels together have the authenticity and authority of the finest historical fiction that strike a resounding chord of hope for all humanity."/>
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  • Gift of Sydney: An Epic Novel of the Struggle to Forge the Multicultural, World-Class City of Sydney, Australia (A Sydney, Australia, Series Novel Book 2)
  • D. Manning Richards
  • English
  • 24 June 2018

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    I m very upset I never suspected anyone in my family of being a crook suddenly I have two Gift of Sydney opens in 1903, two years after federation and closes in 1981 with Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser s inaugural address on multiculturalism to the Institute of Multicultural Affairs Australia s journey to multiculturalism is one of the themes of this novel.Three families are central to the novel the Armstrongs, the Fongs and the Hudsons The Armstrong family powerful, wealthy and white I m very upset I never suspected anyone in my family of being a crook suddenly I have two Gift of Sydney opens in 1903, two years after federation and closes in 1981 with Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser s inaugural address on multiculturalism to the Institute of Multicultural Affairs Australia s journey to multiculturalism is one of the themes of this novel.Three families are central to the novel the Armstrongs, the Fongs and the Hudsons The Armstrong family powerful, wealthy and white In 1903, the family is concerned about their convict stain in those days, having convict forebears was seen as something to be ashamed of The Fong family are Chinese, and are suffering as a consequence of the White Australia Policy brought into being by one of the first acts of the Australian Parliament the Immigration Restriction Act 1901 This Act prevents the Chinese amongst others from immigrating to Australia and is causing many of those already in Australia to leave The Hudson family are seen as part of the Aboriginal Problem and are subjected to intrusive and at times devastating government programs In following the lives of some of the members of these three families, Mr Richards brings to life many aspects of life in Australia during the two world wars and the Great Depression He also touches on the rejection of the White Australia Policy, the Freedom Ride of 1965, the controversy around building the Sydney Opera House and Australia s response to the Vietnamese Boat People As an Australian, I read the novel with mixed feelings Certainly, there are aspects of our past as a nation with which I and others are uncomfortable and in some regards, we still have plenty to do But there is much of which to be proud as well I have two comparatively small niggles we have mums in Australia, not moms And, while the Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 was amongst the first acts of the Australian Parliament, it was not the first The first act of the Australian Parliament was the Consolidated Revenue Act 1901 Yes, money has always been a priority for government Because three families carry much of the weight of the story, they also include the best and the worst stereotypes attributed to the groups they represent Mostly this works well and keeps the story moving, but occasionally I found it overwhelming In a note at the end of the novel, Mr Richards differentiates fact from fiction, and also provides a list of sources Invaluable for those who wish to doreading Gift of Sydney is the second book in a series about the history of Australia,specifically Sydney While it is possible to read this novel as a standalone book, if you are interested in the history of Australia since European settlement in 1788, I d recommend reading the books in order to obtain a better sense of the families involved and their history.Note I was offered, and accepted, an electronic copy of this novel for review purposes.Jennifer Cameron Smith

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