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Explainer: the evidence for the Tasmanian genocide


Harman, KE, Explainer: the evidence for the Tasmanian genocide, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 18 January 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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At a public meeting in Hobart in the late 1830s, Solicitor-General Alfred Stephen, later Chief Justice of New South Wales, shared with the assembled crowd his solution for dealing with "the Aboriginal problem". If the colony could not protect its convict servants from Aboriginal attack "without extermination", said Stephen, "then I say boldly and broadly exterminate!"

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:history, Australia, Tasmania
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Harman, KE (Associate Professor Kristyn Harman)
ID Code:123681
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-01-18
Last Modified:2018-01-18

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