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Rebe Taylor Rebe Taylor i(A74530 works by)
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Born in London, Rebe Taylor moved to Australia with her family when she was five, and was raised in Adelaide. From the age of seven, she worked on stage, television, and film, and later as an opera singer.

Taylor holds a Master of Arts in History (University of Melbourne, 1996) and a PhD  (Australian National University, 2004). Formerly an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne and the inaugural Coral Thomas Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales, in 2018 she was a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania.

She is the author of two monographs on Indigenous Australians and Tasmanian history, as well as a range of shorter academic works.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Australian Centre Literary Awards Peter Blazey Fellowship for The Politics and Poetry of Rhys Jones’ Tasmanian Archaeology

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Into the Heart of Tasmania : A Search for Human Antiquity Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2017 10715274 2017 single work biography

'In 1908 English gentleman, Ernest Westlake, packed a tent, a bicycle and forty tins of food and sailed to Tasmania. On mountains, beaches and in sheep paddocks he collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools. Westlake believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But in the remotest corners of the island Westlake encountered living Indigenous communities. Into the Heart of Tasmania tells a story of discovery and realisation. One man's ambition to rewrite the history of human culture inspires an exploration of the controversy stirred by Tasmanian Aboriginal history. It brings to life how Australian and British national identities have been fashioned by shame and triumph over the supposed destruction of an entire race. To reveal the beating heart of Aboriginal Tasmania is to be confronted with a history that has never ended.' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted Ernest Scott Prize
2018 inaugural winner Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History
2017 winner Queensland Literary Awards History Book Award
2017 winner Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
y separately published work icon Unearthed : The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2002 Z1028428 2002 single work biography Researches the role of Tasmanian Aboriginal women and their descendants in the history of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. The work includes the history of the Thomas, Barrett, Waller, Seymour, Simpson and Golder families.
2004 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for a First Book of History
2004 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Non-Fiction
2003 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
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