The extinction of the Tasmanian Aborigines has long been viewed as one of the great tragedies resulting from the British occupation of Tasmania. This book demonstrates that the Aborigines in Tasmania, although dispossessed, did not die out then or at any other period in Tasmania's history. Some eight thousand descendants remain today. In examining the myth created by nineteenth-century historians and scientists that Aborigines could not survive invasion, Lyndall Ryan investigates the nature of that invasion, Aboriginal resistance, and white Tasmanian policies towards the Aborigines after dispossession. The Aboriginal Tasmanians then follows the emergence of a new Aboriginal community outside the boundaries of white society yet denied Aboriginal identity. In this new edition, Lyndall Ryan explores the fortunes of the present day community in their quest for landrights and social justice. Tasmania was the cradle of race relations in Australia in the nineteenth century. It retains this position on the 1990s. In telling the story of the Aboriginal Tasmanians' struggles for a place in their own country, Lyndall Ryan provides special insights into the past and present of Aboriginal people nationwide.
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Dr. Lyndall Ryan is head of the women's studies program at Flinders University. While she has long been active in the politics of the women's movement, including service as the Prime Minister's adviser on women's affairs, she has always maintained her interest in Aboriginal history. Trained as an historian at the University of Sydney and ANU, she continues to contribute to debate on the history of the Aborigines.
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Book Description University of Queensland Press. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-C-020-00784
Book Description University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland, 1981. Hardbound. Book Condition: Very Good. xiv, 315pp index. Owner inscription ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 119975
Book Description University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1981, 1981. 22.0 x 14.5cms, 316pp, b/w illusts, very good+ hardcover & dustwrapper This was the first comprehensive regional study of Aboriginal-European relations (1800-1980). It documents the 9 tribes' social groupings and culture at the time of first contact; their interaction with the sealers and settlers; their guerilla war against the pastoralists; Governor Arthur's attempts to solve the problem; G A Robinson's roles; the reserves; the Cape Barren Islanders' vicissitudes. Bookseller Inventory # 145029
Book Description University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1982. Cloth. Dust Jacket Condition: With Jacket. Reprint. Very Good ++ in a like jacket PP 315, index, illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 007628
Book Description University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, St Lucia, 1981. 1st ed.. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned as usual. 315 pp. First edition. The first comprehensive regional study of Aboriginal-European relations (1800 - 1980) in Tasmania. It documents the social groupings and culture of the nine tribes at the time of first contact, their interaction with the sealers and settlers, their guerilla war against the pastoralists, Governor Arthur's attempts to solve the problem, and the rapid decline in population on the Tasmanian mainland. Bookseller Inventory # 4076
Book Description University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardcover in good condition. Dust jacket is lightly marked and scored. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Pages are a little tanned. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 439011
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