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The Resource The killing at Risdon Cove, W F Refshauge

The killing at Risdon Cove, W F Refshauge

Label
The killing at Risdon Cove
Title
The killing at Risdon Cove
Statement of responsibility
W F Refshauge
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As one of the foundation events in Tasmanian history, what happened at Risdon Cove on 3 May 1804 has always had a place in narrative histories. A large party of Aborigines found themselves within the new English settlement, the first site for Hobart. They appeared to be astonished; the English certainly were. The officer in charge of the settlement on that day was Lieutenant William Moore, and his troops fired on the Aborigines, killing a number that was estimated variously from three to fifty. W. F. Refshauge believes that the dead have not been well cared for by the living. Stories about the killings often show a poor understanding of what happened, and have added fanciful touches to the limited information available. Adopting an analytical rather than a narrative approach, his aim is to clear away as much unreliable matter as possible, yielding a more informed perspective on the day's most unfortunate happenings." -- Back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Refshauge, W. F
Dewey number
994.60049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Battles
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Tasmania
  • Risdon Cove (Tas.)
Label
The killing at Risdon Cove, W F Refshauge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preamble -- Background: origins / the settlement -- The contemporary evidence: the evidence / evidence considered / note on White's vocabulary -- First generation commentaries: Wentworth / Evans and Jeffreys / West / Fawkner / Bonwick -- JB Walker -- The Aborigines: pre-settlement contact / social structure / Population size -- Geography: the settlement / Birt's and Clark's farms -- Firepower and casualties: firepower / three hours / Dampier effect / casualties / note on casualties -- Assessment: Walker's legacy: an example / Moor's actions / Envoi -- List of tables -- 1. Flesh-Kincaid reading age scores -- 2. White's word, listed, with counts and frequency in LOB corpus -- 3. Pre-settlement band numbers and derived populations by tribe -- 4. Population estimates of the Big River tribe derived from numbers seen at Risdon Cove and numbers of bands -- 5. Number of 12-pounder navel case shot balls within target area 16 per cent spread -- 6. Extract from UN Model Stationary Populations with mortality level 1 -- 7. Model distribution of shot -- 8. Calculated number of shot on target at 50 metres -- List of figures -- 1. Estimated Tasmanian Aboriginal height (cm) for age (years) -- List of maps -- 1. Tasmania: locations far from Risdon Cove Mentioned -- 2. South-east Tasmania: location near Risdon Cove Mentioned -- 3. Risdon Cove: Lieut. Bowen's Sketch of his settlement -- 4. Resdon Cove: reconstruction of Meehan's November 1803 survey -- 5. Risdon Cove: topography -- Risdon Cove showing location and topography of Birt's Hill
Control code
000057220979
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 6 unnumbered pages, 154 pages
Isbn
9781925333169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)944158079
Label
The killing at Risdon Cove, W F Refshauge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preamble -- Background: origins / the settlement -- The contemporary evidence: the evidence / evidence considered / note on White's vocabulary -- First generation commentaries: Wentworth / Evans and Jeffreys / West / Fawkner / Bonwick -- JB Walker -- The Aborigines: pre-settlement contact / social structure / Population size -- Geography: the settlement / Birt's and Clark's farms -- Firepower and casualties: firepower / three hours / Dampier effect / casualties / note on casualties -- Assessment: Walker's legacy: an example / Moor's actions / Envoi -- List of tables -- 1. Flesh-Kincaid reading age scores -- 2. White's word, listed, with counts and frequency in LOB corpus -- 3. Pre-settlement band numbers and derived populations by tribe -- 4. Population estimates of the Big River tribe derived from numbers seen at Risdon Cove and numbers of bands -- 5. Number of 12-pounder navel case shot balls within target area 16 per cent spread -- 6. Extract from UN Model Stationary Populations with mortality level 1 -- 7. Model distribution of shot -- 8. Calculated number of shot on target at 50 metres -- List of figures -- 1. Estimated Tasmanian Aboriginal height (cm) for age (years) -- List of maps -- 1. Tasmania: locations far from Risdon Cove Mentioned -- 2. South-east Tasmania: location near Risdon Cove Mentioned -- 3. Risdon Cove: Lieut. Bowen's Sketch of his settlement -- 4. Resdon Cove: reconstruction of Meehan's November 1803 survey -- 5. Risdon Cove: topography -- Risdon Cove showing location and topography of Birt's Hill
Control code
000057220979
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 6 unnumbered pages, 154 pages
Isbn
9781925333169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)944158079

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