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Into the Heart of Tasmania

Into the Heart of Tasmania



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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 Westlake encountered living Indigenous communities and unwittingly documented what he could not perceive: an Aboriginal people with a complex culture and a deep past.
Rebe Taylor is a historian and writer. She first encountered Tasmanian Aboriginal history on a beach on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, hearing the stories about the women who had been taken there by sealers. She has been trying to understand the history of Tasmanian Aboriginal diaspora, loss, rediscovery and endurance ever since.

ISBN: 9780522867961
Author: Taylor,Rebe
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
Dimension: 233mm X 153mm

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