The Resource The last of the Tasmanians, or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land

The last of the Tasmanians, or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land

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The last of the Tasmanians, or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land
Title
The last of the Tasmanians, or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land
Title variation
Black War of Van Diemen's Land
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Subject
Summary
Brief notes on early explorers & contacts; appearance of natives, clothing, food, confidence & trust at first meeting; 1804 - Risdon soldiers kill natives; 1810 - Order issued forbidding murder or cruelty; account of visit to Hobart, peaceful conditions to 1824; 1819 - Brief account of meeting between King & natives; hostile acts by Oyster Bay tribe - spears, stones & waddies noted; full account of outrages against natives, kidnapping of children; retaliation of natives for ill-treatment of women; 1828 - Demarcation order proclaimed; martial law proclaimed - rewards for capturing natives, law repealed 1833; Broken Bay native, Mosquito, became leader of Tasmanian tribe; 1825 Mosquito and Black Jack executed; infanticide practiced to enable quicker movement of groups; notes on atrocities at Oatlands; station at Bruni Island, whaling station established, difficulties encountered; contact by Robinson of Stony Creek group - entry into Hobart with natives; remaining tribes surrendered - gives details of location & numbers; Robinsons life saved by Truganini; 1830-1833 - 159 natives taken to Flinders Island; notes on Gun Carriage Island, Swan Island settlements, Oyster Cove settlement in 1847 description of clothing, physical appearance; sealers & native women, half-castes; native rights theories, effects of alcohol; effect on religious life by Father Clark; some remarks on sterility of women; extract from Flinders (1837) of 4 deaths from chronic visceral inflammation; details of Lalla Rookh, or Truganini
Action
  • Special Requirements: Stanner Edition -- leather on spine has Red Rot, is very fragile and gives off an orange powder which stains cloths and skin -- please use or provide disposible gloves if viewing this edition -- use other cloth editions if possible.
  • Condition: Stanner Edition, 1870 -- Binding, cloth with leather spine -- leather has Red Rot, powdery unstable surface with losses down front and back joints -- remnants of masking tape inside front and back cover along joint -- front and back boards, text block and pages stable.
Additional physical form
Also available electronically at Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/texts (scanned by Google Books)
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1817-1906
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Bonwick, James
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  • Mosquito
  • Black Jack
  • Truganini
  • Batman, John
  • Robinson, George Augustus
  • Arthur, Walter George
  • Clark, Bessy
  • Manalargenna
  • Lanne, William
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians, Treatment of
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
Label
The last of the Tasmanians, or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0033595.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Copy 3 - Facsimile ed. : Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969 (Australiana facsimile editions, No. 87)
Contents
Chapters: Voyagers' tales of the Tasmanians -- The Black War -- Cruelties to the Blacks -- Outrages of the Blacks -- The line --Capture parties -- George Augustus Robinson, the conciliator -- Flinders Island -- Oyster Cove -- The sealers -- Half-castes -- Native rights -- Civlization -- Decline
Control code
M0033595
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 400 p., [16] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 donated from W.E.H. Stanner collection
  • Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), 1 map, ports.
Stock number
892 ; 1645
System control number
0057193
Label
The last of the Tasmanians, or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0033595.pdf
Publication
Note
Copy 3 - Facsimile ed. : Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969 (Australiana facsimile editions, No. 87)
Contents
Chapters: Voyagers' tales of the Tasmanians -- The Black War -- Cruelties to the Blacks -- Outrages of the Blacks -- The line --Capture parties -- George Augustus Robinson, the conciliator -- Flinders Island -- Oyster Cove -- The sealers -- Half-castes -- Native rights -- Civlization -- Decline
Control code
M0033595
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 400 p., [16] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 donated from W.E.H. Stanner collection
  • Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), 1 map, ports.
Stock number
892 ; 1645
System control number
0057193

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