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1 ‘I Just Felt Sad and Angry All in One Thing’ : Jim Everett in Conversation with Rebe Taylor on Making the Nightingale Rebe Taylor (interviewer), 2020 single work interview
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 14 no. 1 2020; (p. 15-22)

'The symposium ‘The Nightingale: Gender, Race and Troubled Histories on Screen’ opened with a discussion between Jim Everett, the film’s associate producer and Aboriginal consultant, and Associate Professor Rebe Taylor, Senior Research Fellow in the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania. Rebe and Jim have known each other since 1999, when they met at a history conference: as Rebe noted, ‘we’ve never really stopped talking since then.’ Jim is a Senior Indigenous scholar at the University of Tasmania and he is currently working on a Master’s thesis with Rebe. In this (edited) transcript of their conversation, Rebe and Jim discuss the way he came to be involved with the film, the casting and production process, and his reaction to the finished film.' (Publication abstract)

1 [Review] ‘Me Write Myself’ : The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land at Wybalenna, 1832–47 Rebe Taylor , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Archives and Manuscripts , vol. 47 no. 1 2019; (p. 172-174)

— Review of 'Me Write Myself' : The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemens Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47 Leonie Stevens , 2017 multi chapter work criticism correspondence
1 6 y separately published work icon Into the Heart of Tasmania : A Search for Human Antiquity Rebe Taylor , 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)

1 The National Confessional Rebe Taylor , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 71 no. 3 2012; (p. 22-36)

In this essay Rebe Taylor brings forth underlying perspectives that have created historical discourse that created identities from Tasmanian's Aboriginal past. She focuses on the provocative and painful question of Truganini's status as the 'last' Indigenous Tasmanian.

1 4 y separately published work icon Unearthed : The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island Rebe Taylor , 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.
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