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Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island


Taylor, R, Unearthed: The Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, pp. 400. ISBN 1862545529 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2008 Rebe Taylor

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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.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Tasmanian Aborigines Kangaroo Island history
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Rebe Taylor)
ID Code:135755
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-12
Last Modified:2019-12-06

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