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Who was Black Charlie?


Ward, M and Rowlands, R, Who was Black Charlie?, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 69, (2) pp. 54-62. ISSN 0039-9809 (2022) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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By this side of the Tasman Highway where it crests after driving northwards up the hill from Orielton and before reaching Runnymede, has long stood a sign proclaiming Black Charlies Opening and for many years a pair of boots hung down from the sign. Many people driving past have wondered: who was this Black Charlie? Was he Indigenous? Was he an early settler of the Runnymede area? If not, then who? We believe we have found the most credible candidate to date, although indisputable evidence is still lacking.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Black Charlie, nomenclatue, colonialism
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Ward, M (Dr Malcolm Ward)
ID Code:150975
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2022-07-08
Last Modified:2022-07-15

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