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The Resource Van Diemen's Land : an Aboriginal history, Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane

Van Diemen's Land : an Aboriginal history, Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane

Label
Van Diemen's Land : an Aboriginal history
Title
Van Diemen's Land
Title remainder
an Aboriginal history
Statement of responsibility
Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen's Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account of that epic survival up to the present day. Starting from antiquity, the book examines the devastating arrival of Europeans and subsequent colonisation, warfare and exile. It emphasises the regionalism and separateness, a consistent feature of Aboriginal life since time immemorial that has led to the distinct identities we see in the present, including the unique place of the islanders of Bass Strait. Carefully researched, using the findings of archaeologists and extensive documentary evidence, some only recently uncovered, this important book fills a long-time gap in Tasmanian history
Cataloging source
ANL
Citation source
ABI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Murray
Dewey number
994.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McFarlane, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musquito
  • Kickerterpoller
  • Robinson, George Augustus
  • Mannalargenna
  • Truganini
  • Lanne, William
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Ethnology
  • Sealers (Persons)
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
Van Diemen's Land : an Aboriginal history, Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Origins...in fact or fiction -- Life-ways and material culture of pre-contact Van Diemen's Land -- First encounters and British colonisation -- Risdon Cove and the long march to war -- The sealing fraternity and the "Black War" -- The "Black Line" and "Friendly Mission" -- The north-west frontier -- Captivity and exile -- Wybalenna -- The Port Phillip Interlude (1839-1842) -- The tragedy of Oyster Cove -- The Bass Strait Islander community 1850-1910 -- The Bass Strait Islander community 1912-1970 -- The resurgence of Tasmanian Aboriginality -- Conclusion
Control code
000053213877
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234212
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)888163004
Label
Van Diemen's Land : an Aboriginal history, Murray Johnson and Ian McFarlane
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Origins...in fact or fiction -- Life-ways and material culture of pre-contact Van Diemen's Land -- First encounters and British colonisation -- Risdon Cove and the long march to war -- The sealing fraternity and the "Black War" -- The "Black Line" and "Friendly Mission" -- The north-west frontier -- Captivity and exile -- Wybalenna -- The Port Phillip Interlude (1839-1842) -- The tragedy of Oyster Cove -- The Bass Strait Islander community 1850-1910 -- The Bass Strait Islander community 1912-1970 -- The resurgence of Tasmanian Aboriginality -- Conclusion
Control code
000053213877
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234212
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)888163004

Library Locations

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