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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account of that epic survival up to the present day.'

'Starting from antiquity, the book examines the devastating arrival of Europeans and subsequent colonisation, warfare and exile. It emphasises the regionalism and separateness, a consistent feature of Aboriginal life since time immemorial that has led to the distinct identities we see in the present, including the unique place of the islanders of Bass Strait.'

'Carefully researched, using the findings of archaeologists and extensive documentary evidence, some only recently uncovered, this important book fills a long-time gap in Tasmanian history. ' (Source: Publishers' website)

Notes

  • This work includes chapters:

    1. Origins ... In Fact and Fiction

    2. Life-ways and Material Culture of Pre-Contact Van Diemen's Land

    3. First Encounters and British Colonisation

    4. Risdon Cove and the Long March to War

    5. The Sealing Fraternity and the `Black War'

    6. The `Black Line' and `Friendly Mission'

    7. The North-West Frontier

    8. Captivity and Exile

    9. Wybalenna

    10. The Port Phillip Interlude (1839- 842)

    11. The Tragedy of Oyster Cove

    12. The Bass Strait Islander Community 1850-1910

    13. The Bass Strait Islander Community 1912-1970

    14. The Resurgence of Tasmanian Aboriginality.

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Language: English

Works about this Work

Van Diemen's Land: An Aboriginal History : Review Lyndall Ryan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 46 no. 3 2015; (p. 478-479)

— Review of Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Murray Johnson Ian McFarlane 2015 single work criticism
'The history of the Tasmanian Aborigines must surely be among the most contentious of Indigenous peoples in the world today...'
[Review] Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Tom Lawson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 39 no. 4 2015; (p. 566-567)

— Review of Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Murray Johnson Ian McFarlane 2015 single work criticism
Van Diemen's Land: An Aboriginal History : Review Lyndall Ryan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 46 no. 3 2015; (p. 478-479)

— Review of Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Murray Johnson Ian McFarlane 2015 single work criticism
'The history of the Tasmanian Aborigines must surely be among the most contentious of Indigenous peoples in the world today...'
[Review] Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Tom Lawson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 39 no. 4 2015; (p. 566-567)

— Review of Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Murray Johnson Ian McFarlane 2015 single work criticism
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