The Resource The history of Tasmania, by John West

The history of Tasmania, by John West

Label
The history of Tasmania
Title
The history of Tasmania
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by John West
Creator
Subject
Summary
v. 2: Tasman's account of natives; complete account of their general life, customs and beliefs; history of their extinction
Additional physical form
Volume 1 also available electronically at Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/texts (scanned by Google Books)
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1808-1873
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West, John
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  • Musquito
  • Robinson, George Augustus
  • Tasman, Abel Janszoon
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
Label
The history of Tasmania, by John West
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0052628.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
See also illustrated facsimile editions at B W516.77/H1 and B W516.77/H2
Contents
Vol. II : The Aborigines : Section 1: Tasman's account of the natives - Cook's, Labillardière's, Flinders' -- Section 2: Conflict at Risdon; cruelty to natives; tribe visits Hobart Town; child-stealing -- Section 3: Causes of conflict; Musquito; execution of blacks; unavailing attempts to civilise; ill-treatment by bushrangers; cruelty to women; effects of civilisation; the food destroyed; abduction of the women; natives not naturally cruel -- Section 4: Proclamation against them; forbidded to enter the colony; martial law proclaimed; captures; escape; efforts of Mr Batman; commandoes -- Section 5: Murders committed by natives; instances of female courage; odd expedients; difficulty of capture; humane efforts of Arthur; list of atrocities -- Section 6: Conciliation proposed by Mr Robinson; project to drive them into Tasman's Peninsula; forces assembled; line of posts fixed; great preparations; martial law proclaimed; advance line crossed by natives; Walpole's party; white man traced; plan unsuccessful -- Section 7: Mr Robinson's efforts; his plan reasonable; well-timed; opinions of the press; Aborigines' committee; proposal to destroy the natives; Robinson goes round the island; Sydney natives; captures; instances of intrepidity; murder of Captain Thomas; Robinson takes the murderers; rewards given to Mr Robinson; Further success -- Section 8: Disposal of the natives; removal to Flinders Island; opinions of Sir John Pedder; Backhouse's visit; Robinson's management; removal to New Holland - some executed -- Section 9: Rapid extinction; original number; cause of decline; clothing; change of habits; restraint; bad water; sight of Van Diemen's Land; notion of Strzelecki; brought back to Van Diemen's Land; Arthur's opinion of the natives -- Section 10: Origin of the natives; consanguinity; stature; general appearance; families; infanticide; half-caste; tribes; huts; food; dress and ornaments; arms and implements; corroborees and dances; language; disposition; religious ideas; the sick; funeral; conclusion; right of occupation; native rights; exposure to robbers; necessity for protecting the whites; lamentable results of colonisation; inevitable
Control code
M0052628
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
2407
System control number
0075476
Label
The history of Tasmania, by John West
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0052628.pdf
Publication
Note
See also illustrated facsimile editions at B W516.77/H1 and B W516.77/H2
Contents
Vol. II : The Aborigines : Section 1: Tasman's account of the natives - Cook's, Labillardière's, Flinders' -- Section 2: Conflict at Risdon; cruelty to natives; tribe visits Hobart Town; child-stealing -- Section 3: Causes of conflict; Musquito; execution of blacks; unavailing attempts to civilise; ill-treatment by bushrangers; cruelty to women; effects of civilisation; the food destroyed; abduction of the women; natives not naturally cruel -- Section 4: Proclamation against them; forbidded to enter the colony; martial law proclaimed; captures; escape; efforts of Mr Batman; commandoes -- Section 5: Murders committed by natives; instances of female courage; odd expedients; difficulty of capture; humane efforts of Arthur; list of atrocities -- Section 6: Conciliation proposed by Mr Robinson; project to drive them into Tasman's Peninsula; forces assembled; line of posts fixed; great preparations; martial law proclaimed; advance line crossed by natives; Walpole's party; white man traced; plan unsuccessful -- Section 7: Mr Robinson's efforts; his plan reasonable; well-timed; opinions of the press; Aborigines' committee; proposal to destroy the natives; Robinson goes round the island; Sydney natives; captures; instances of intrepidity; murder of Captain Thomas; Robinson takes the murderers; rewards given to Mr Robinson; Further success -- Section 8: Disposal of the natives; removal to Flinders Island; opinions of Sir John Pedder; Backhouse's visit; Robinson's management; removal to New Holland - some executed -- Section 9: Rapid extinction; original number; cause of decline; clothing; change of habits; restraint; bad water; sight of Van Diemen's Land; notion of Strzelecki; brought back to Van Diemen's Land; Arthur's opinion of the natives -- Section 10: Origin of the natives; consanguinity; stature; general appearance; families; infanticide; half-caste; tribes; huts; food; dress and ornaments; arms and implements; corroborees and dances; language; disposition; religious ideas; the sick; funeral; conclusion; right of occupation; native rights; exposure to robbers; necessity for protecting the whites; lamentable results of colonisation; inevitable
Control code
M0052628
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Stock number
2407
System control number
0075476

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