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Into the heart of Tasmania : a search for human antiquity / Rebe Taylor
Bib ID 7250756
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Taylor, Rebe, author
 
Access Conditions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this publication contains names and images of deceased persons. 
Description Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing Limited 2017 
©2017 
270 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780522867961 (paperback)
Summary

“In 1908 English gentleman Ernest Westlake packed a tent, a bicycle and forty tins of food and sailed to Tasmania. On mountains, beaches and in sheep paddocks he collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools. Westlake believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But Westlake encountered living Indigenous communities and unwittingly documented what he could not perceive: an Aboriginal people with a complex culture and a deep past.”--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [240]-254) and index.

Subjects Westlake, Ernest, 1855-1922.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- History.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Social life and customs.  |  Anthropology -- Tasmania -- History.  |  Archaeology -- Tasmania -- History.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Implements -- History.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Land tenure.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Languages -- Sources.  |  Ethnologists -- England -- Biography.  |  Tasmania -- History -- 20th century.  |  Australian

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    Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. All users of the catalogue should also be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written.