Ryan, Lyndall: Tasmanian Aborigines

Ryan, Lyndall

Tasmanian Aborigines: A History since 1803, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 2013

Tasmanian Aborigines were driven off their land so white settlers could produce fine wool for the English textile mills. By the time Truganini died in 1876, they were considered to be extinct. Yet like so many other claims about them, this was wrong.  Far from disappearing, the Tasmanian Aborigines actively resisted settler colonialism from the outset and have consistently campaigned for their rights and recognition as a distinct people through to the present. Lyndall Ryan tells the story of the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, from before the arrival of the first whites to current political agendas. Tasmania has been the cradle of race relations in Australia, and their struggle for a place in their own country offers insights into the experiences of Aboriginal people nation-wide. (blurb)

A review is here and another one is here.

Update 18 January 2018: Kristyn Harman in The Conversation does a fact check.

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