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The Resource 'Me write myself' : the free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47, Leonie Stevens

'Me write myself' : the free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47, Leonie Stevens

Label
'Me write myself' : the free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47
Title
'Me write myself'
Title remainder
the free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47
Statement of responsibility
Leonie Stevens
Title variation
Free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exiles, lost souls, remnants of a dying race ... The fate of the First Nations peoples of Van Diemen?s Land is one of the most infamous chapters in Australian, and world, 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 changes that. Penned by the exiles during their fifteen years at the settlement called Wybalenna, items in the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters and petitions offer a compelling corrective to traditional portrayals 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 fifteen-year campaign for their own freedom: one which was ultimately successful. ?Me Write Myself? is a compelling story that will profoundly affect understandings of Tasmanian and Australian history
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Leonie
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Australian history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Exiles
  • Flinders Island (Tas.)
  • Wybalenna (Tas.)
  • Wybalenna (Tas.)
  • Flinders Island (Tas.)
  • Wybalenna (Tas.)
  • Wybalenna (Tas.)
Target audience
adult
Label
'Me write myself' : the free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47, Leonie Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [332]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xliv, 356 pages
Isbn
9781925495638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Stock number
AIAS084.070917 copy 2
System control number
(OCoLC)986655747
Label
'Me write myself' : the free Aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47, Leonie Stevens
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [332]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xliv, 356 pages
Isbn
9781925495638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Stock number
AIAS084.070917 copy 2
System control number
(OCoLC)986655747

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