eCite Digital Repository

Into the Heart of Tasmania: Journeys in history writing


Taylor, R, Into the Heart of Tasmania: Journeys in history writing, National Book Council of Tasmania, 16 October, Launceston Library, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy

Official URL:


Into the Heart of Tasmania tells the story of English gentleman scientist, Ernest Westlake, who in 1908 collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools across Tasmania and spoke to almost 100 Tasmanian settler and Aboriginal descendants about the Aboriginal past and culture. In this lecture, Rebe Taylor explores who Westlake was, why he went to Tasmania, and the parallel journey of what it was like to write his story. Rebe will then extend her own story back of how and why she became a historian before considering what might come next in her writing.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:extinction, survival, renewal, Indigenous histories
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:135965
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-22
Last Modified:2019-11-22

Repository Staff Only: item control page