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Hill, David 1946-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 2,366 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biographies  Diaries  Juvenile works  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: DU115, 994.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Hill
The great race by David Hill( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same island. And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia. These men's journeys were the culmination of two hundred years of exploration of the region by the Dutch u most famously Abel Tasman u the Portuguese, the Spanish and by Englishmen such as the colourful pirate William Dampier and, of course, James Cook. The three-year voyages of Baudin and Flinders would see them endure terrible hardships in the spirit of discovery. They suffered scurvy and heat exhaustion, and Flinders was shipwrecked and imprisoned u always knowing he was competing with the French to produce the first map of this mysterious continent. Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the thrilling story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled 'terra australis incognito' to become Australia."--Publisher description
Gold! by David Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's incredible gold rushes of the mid- to late-1800s produced tremendous wealth and ensured the financial survival of the struggling Australian colonies. Not only that, but they also tripled the country's small population, were the last nail in the coffin for convict transportation, subverted the hierarchical British class system, laid the foundations of the Australian egalitarian ethos and stimulated the democratic ideas that led to the establishment of the nation of Australia. David Hill recreates this monumental turning point in Australia's history using the diaries, journals, books, letters, official reports, Parliamentary enquiries and newspaper reports of the time, along with his own master storyteller's skill of bringing the past to life. From New South Wales and Victoria, up to Queensland and the Northern Territory, then down to Tasmania and across the great deserts of Western Australia, David Hill tracks the people and the huge gold discoveries that would
Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds by David Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one of the most successful nations in the world today. But in truth, the New World of the 18th century was dotted with failed colonies, and New South Wales nearly joined them. The motley crew of unruly marines and bedraggled convicts who arrived at Botany Bay in 1788 in leaky boats nearly starved to death. They could easily have been murdered by hostile locals, been overwhelmed by an attack from French or Spanish expeditions, or brought undone by the Castle Hill uprising of 1804. Yet through fortunate decisions, a few remarkably good leaders, and most of all good luck, Sydney survived and thrived. Bestselling historian David Hill tells the story of the first three decades of Britain's earliest colony in Australia in a fresh and compelling way
The making of Australia by David Hill( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting, wide-ranging history, David Hill traces how this happened through the key figures who built this country into the thriving nation it is today: from its prescient and fair-minded first governor, Arthur Phillip, to the unpopular William Bligh, the victim of the country's first and only military coup; from the visionary builder and law-maker Lachlan Macquarie to William Wentworth, the son of a convict who secured Australia's first elected parliament; from Henry Parkes, the grand old man of politics who started the fraught process of Federation, to the first prime minister, Edmund Barton
1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen by David Hill( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of short-sightedness, of tragedy but above all of extraordinary resilience. It is also, of course, the story of the very first European Australians, reluctant pioneers who travelled into the unknown - the vast majority against their will - in order to form a colony by order of the King's government. Separated from loved ones and travelling in cramped conditions for the months-long journey to Botany Bay, they suffered the most unbearable hardship on arrival on Australian land where a near-famine dictated that rations be cut to the bone. But why was the settlement of New South Wales proposed in the first place? Who were the main players in a story that changed the world and ultimately forged the Australian nation? How did the initial skirmishes with the indigenous population break out and how did the relationship turn sour so quickly? Using diaries, letters and official records, David Hill artfully reconstructs the experiences of these famous and infamous men and women of history, combining narrative skill with an eye for detail and an exceptional empathy with the people of the past."--Publisher description
Australia and the monarchy by David Hill( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia and the British monarchy have always made for an odd couple: the young, rebellious, egalitarian nation wed to the ancient symbol of colonial power. How have the royals come to be as popular now as they ever were? David Hill tells the story of this relationship from the beginning. Many histories have largely ignored the enduring role of the British monarchy in the political and cultural life of Australia. In this wide-ranging book, David Hill traces the highs and lows by setting his sights on watershed moments in Australian history. It is a relationship rife with contradictions. Queen Victoria became a towering influence in Australia and was more revered the longer she reigned even though she never visited the place. The growth of the 1990s republican movement existed alongside the public adoration of Princess Diana. Ever since Australia was claimed as the territory of King George III in 1770, the pulse of the nation can be measured by its level of attachment to an aristocratic bloodline living on the other side of the world. With the recent rise in popularity for William, Kate and Prince George, the monarchy looks set to enter the hearts and minds of a new generation of Australians. As one of our most popular writers of Australian history, David Hill is our reliable and entertaining guide to this most peculiar state of affairs
The forgotten children : Fairbridge Farm School and its betrayal of Australia's child migrants by David Hill( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 38 years the school in Molong was open, thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of child poverty in the poor regions of Britain while populating the colony. Now many of these children have decided to speak out about the years of misery
First Fleet surgeon : the voyage of Arthur Bowes Smyth by David Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a single leather-bound volume of 238 unlined pages of parchment, Surgeon Arthur Bowes Smyth describes his two-and-a-half year journey with the First Fleet from Portsmouth in England to the new colony in Australia and back. He is a frank, articulate and observant writer, and his diary, a treasure of the National Library of Australia, covers life at sea, stopovers in the slave port of Rio de Janeiro and the tropical paradise of Tahiti, and three months of early settlement in Australia. As surgeon to more than 100 convict women on the Lady Penrhyn, Bowes Smyth gives an insight into the plight of these women, sentenced to transportation, and their children. In First Fleet Surgeon, author David Hill brings to life the voyage of the Lady Penrhyn and the early months of settlement at Port Jackson (modern-day Sydney) through Bowes Smyth's colourful language and frank anecdotes. Each chapter includes a page of Bowes Smyth's handwritten diary entries accompanied by a full transcript, and is richly illustrated with paintings, lithographs and maps from the National Library of Australia's collection. Information boxes on subjects such as eighteenth-century medical knowledge, brewing beer on board, and a surgeon's typical day provide context to Bowes Smyth's story
The great race : [the race between the English and the French to complete the map of Australia] by David Hill( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same island. And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia. These men's journeys were the culmination of two hundred years of exploration of the region by the Dutch - most famously Abel Tasman - the Portuguese, the Spanish and by Englishmen such as the colourful pirate William Dampier and, of course, James Cook. The three-year voyages of Baudin and Flinders would see them endure terrible hardships in the spirit of discovery. They suffered scurvy and heat exhaustion, and Flinders was shipwrecked and imprisoned - always knowing he was competing with the French to produce the first map of this mysterious continent. Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the thrilling story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia
1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world has ever seen by David Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gold rush : the fever that forever changed Australia by David Hill( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book relates the extraordinary people and staggering events of Australia's great gold-rush years
Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds by David Hill( Recording )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian David Hill captures first three decades of Britain's earliest colony in Australia as it's never been told before. The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one of the most successful nations in the world today. But in truth, the New World of the 18th century was dotted with failed colonies, and New South Wales nearly joined them. The motley crew of unruly marines and bedraggled convicts who arrived at Botany Bay in 1788 in leaky boats nearly starved to death. They could easily have been murdered by hostile locals, been overwhelmed by an attack from French or Spanish expeditions, or brought undone by the Castle Hill uprising of 1804. Yet through fortunate decisions, a few remarkably good leaders, and most of all good luck, Sydney survived and thrived
The special relationship : Australia and the monarchy by David Hill( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia and the British monarchy have an undeniably special relationship, yet they have always made for an odd couple- the rebellious, egalitarian nation wedded to an ancient symbol of social inequality. So what is the magic the royals hold over Australians? Queen Victoria was revered in Australia, even though she'd never seen the place and showed little interest in it. When her son Prince Alfred visited in 1867, on the first ever royal tour of Australia, he was received rapturously, and nearly assassinated. In 1954 Australia was gripped by royal fever when newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II landed on its shores; and more than sixty years later, having turned 90, she is as popular in Australia as she ever was. Not only that, but with the popularity of William, Kate, George and Charlotte burgeoning, against the odds the monarchy looks set to enter the hearts and minds of a new generation of Australians. As one of our most popular writers of Australian history, David Hill guides us with panache through this most peculiar state of affairs
Report : Independent Economic Inquiry into Transport Services to the Northern Territory by Independent Economic Inquiry into Transport Services to the Northern Territory (Australia)( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1788 by David Hill( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of short-sightedness, of tragedy but above all of extraordinary resilience. It is also, of course, the story of the very first European Australians, reluctant pioneers who travelled into the unknown - the vast majority against their will - in order to form a colony by order of the King's government. Separated from loved ones and travelling in cramped conditions for the months-long journey to Botany Bay, they suffered the most unbearable hardship on arrival on Australian land where a near-famine dictated that rations be cut to the bone. But why was the settlement of New South Wales proposed in the first place? Who were the main players in a story that changed the world and ultimately forged the Australian nation? How did the initial skirmishes with the indigenous population break out and how did the relationship turn sour so quickly? Using diaries, letters and official records, David Hill artfully reconstructs the experiences of these famous and infamous men and women of history, combining narrative skill with an eye for detail and an exceptional empathy with the people of the past."--Publisher description
My brother's war by David Hill( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. William eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, Edmund, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested. Both brothers will end up on the bloody battlefields of France, but their journeys there are very different. And what they experience at the front line will challenge the beliefs that led them there"--Publisher information. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The gold rush by David Hill( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fever that forever changed Australia. David Hill relates the extraordinary people and staggering events of Australia's great gold-rush years. From the mid- to late-1800s, people from all corners of the globe and all walks of life, including two future prime ministers of Great Britain and Australia, threw off their previous pursuits and made the often perilous journey to the goldfields, from where they would return either fabulously wealthy or demoralised and broken - if they returned at all
1788 : the first fleet : the brutal truth of the British settlement of Australia as told by the first fleetees by David Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report, February 1984 by Independent Economic Inquiry into Transport Services to the Northern Territory (Australia)( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single migration the world had ever seen by David Hill( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven ships, fifteen hundred people, food for two years and all the equipment needed to build a colony, sailed for eight months over rough seas to a land completely beyond their experience and imagination
 
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Alternative Names
David Hill australischer Geschäftsmann, Jahrgang 1946

David Hill Brits historicus

David Hill English-born Australian businessman

David Hill homme d'affaires australien, né en 1946

Hill, David 1947-

Давид Хилл

دايفيد هيل

大衛·希爾

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English (137)