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The stone tools of Tasmania: media interview with Phillip Adams


Taylor, R, The stone tools of Tasmania: media interview with Phillip Adams, Late Night Live, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 2 February (2017) [Media Interview]

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Amateur collector, Ernest Westlake, shipped around 13,000 stone tools he had gathered across Tasmania back to England in 1910. He had spent 18 months travelling around Tasmania by boat and bicycle with a tent.

On his journey he spoke to many Tasmanians white and black and the stories he wrote down in his field diaries are a wonderful source of cultural history.

Historian and author Rebe Taylor believes the value of the stories has been underestimated for too long.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Tasmania, history, Aboriginal archaeology, anthropology
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:135756
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-12
Last Modified:2019-11-13

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