With January 26th nearly upon us, some may wish to read about what actually happened in those days of the British First Fleet's arrival in 1788.
One recommended book is Dancing with Strangers by Inga Clendinnen.
Call number: 994.410049915 CLE
Published in 2003 Inga has set out to reexamine the first hand accounts of that catylyst moment for what was to become Australia. According to a review by John Hirst the methods used result in one of the freshest and engaging historical titles ever written.