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Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island

Citation

Taylor, R, Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island, Wakefield Press, South Australia, pp. 400. ISBN 9781862547988 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2008 Rebe Taylor

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Abstract

It is relatively well known that the Palawa community of Tasmania is mostly descended from the Aboriginal Tasmanian women who sealers took to the Bass Strait Islands in the early nineteenth century. But few people know that sealers also took Tasmanian women to Kangaroo Island, establishing a cross-cultural community before the settlement of South Australia. Aboriginal Tasmanian descendants are still living on Kangaroo Island today and this book is their story. Beginning in the sealing days, it tells how they became successful farmers, but how many grew up unaware of their Aboriginal ancestry, and are still struggling to face questions of identity today.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Tasmania, history, Aboriginal, South Australia, Kangaroo Island
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Heritage
Objective Field:Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Rebe Taylor)
ID Code:126192
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-05-28
Last Modified:2018-07-26
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