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The Resource The last man : a British genocide in Tasmania, Tom Lawson

The last man : a British genocide in Tasmania, Tom Lawson

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The last man : a British genocide in Tasmania
Title
The last man
Title remainder
a British genocide in Tasmania
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lawson
Title variation
British genocide in Tasmania
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Language
eng
Summary
Little more than seventy years after the British settled Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) in 1803, its indigenous population had been virtually wiped out. Yet this genocide one of the earliest of the modern era is virtually forgotten in Britain today. The Last Man is the first book specifically to explore the role of the British government and wider society in the destruction of the Aboriginal Tasmanians. Although the introduction of European diseases undoubtedly contributed to the decline of the indigenous population, Tom Lawson shows that Britain supported what was effectively the ethnic cleansing of Tasmania particularly in the period of martial law in 1828-1832. He also illustrates the ways in which the destruction of indigenous Tasmanians was reflected in British culture both at the time and since and how it came to play a key part in forging particular versions of British imperial identity. The Last Man provides the first comprehensive picture of Britain's role in the destruction of the Tasmanian Aboriginal population
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10320218
Cataloging source
NOV
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Lawson, Tom
Dewey number
994.602
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Genocide
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
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a British genocide in Tasmania
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The last man : a British genocide in Tasmania, Tom Lawson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052570089
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780766263
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
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The last man : a British genocide in Tasmania, Tom Lawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052570089
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780766263
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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