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dc.contributor.authorStevens, Leonie
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:24:54Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:24:54Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier1004353
dc.identifier32559*
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25734
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35267
dc.description.abstractExiles, lost souls, remnants of a dying race ... The fate of the First Nations peoples of Van Diemens Land is one of the most infamous chapters in Australian history. The men, women and children exiled to Flinders Island in the 1830s and 40s have often been written about, but never allowed to speak for themselves. This book aims to change that. Documents penned by the exiles during their 15 years at the settlement Wybalenna offer a compelling counter-narrative to traditional representations of a hopeless, dispossessed, illiterate people's final days. The exiles did not see themselves as prisoners, but as a Free People. Seen through their own writing, the community at Wybalenna was vibrant, complex and evolving. Rather than a depressed people simply waiting for death, their own words reveal a politically astute community engaged in a 15 year campaign for their own freedom. This book tells a compelling story that will profoundly affect understandings of Tasmanian and Australian history.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAustralian History
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherIndigenous peoples
dc.subject.otherAustralian history
dc.subject.otherAustralian Aborigines
dc.subject.otherTasmania
dc.subject.otherWybalenna
dc.subject.othercolonialism
dc.subject.otherAboriginal history
dc.subject.otherTasmanian history
dc.title"Me Write Myself"
dc.title.alternativeThe Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy88c90625-3202-44f9-8d25-67aa2e2f5449
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameMonash University Publishing
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781925523867
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
dc.dateSubmitted2019-05-28 03:00:40
dc.dateSubmitted2020-04-01T10:47:39Z
dc.number102633
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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