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Weep in silence : a history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal settlement ; with the Flinders Island journal of George Augustus Robinson, 1835-1839 / N.J.B. Plomley
Bib ID 1450734
Format BookBook
Description Sandy Bay, Tas. : Blubber Head Press, 1987 
xvi, 1034 p., [30] leaves of plates : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0908528159
Summary

Comprehensive history of attempts to establish a settlement for Tasmanian Aborigines at Swan Island, Gun Carriage Island, The Lagoons and Wybalenna; discusses living conditions, administration and facilities; removal to Oyster Cove; assessment of the aims and results of the settlement including health, birth-rate, morbidity, government policy and Aboriginal responses; includes the texts of journals and reports by J. Backhouse and G.W. Walker; the Wybalenna journal of George Robinson Jnr, 1839 and the edited transcript of G.A. Robinsons journal, 1835-39, with annotations; Appendices include a list of all Aboriginal names, aliases and biographical information; medical histories, European biographical data, letters of W.J. Darling, material from the Flinders Island chronicle and other Aboriginal writings.

Notes

Limited ed. of 1500 copies plus 25 sets bound in leather , numbered and signed by the editor.

Includes index.

Map on lining papers.

The Flinders Island journal of George Augustus Robinson: p. 293-618.

Extracts from the journal of James Backhouse, 1832: p. 219-279.

Bibliography: p. 1016-1018.

One of library's copies is one of 25 bound in leather.

Subjects Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Tasmania -- Flinders Island -- History.  |  Settlement and contacts - Resettlement and removals.  |  Government policy - Initial period and protectionism - 1788-1850.  |  Socioeconomic conditions - Living conditions.  |  Health status - Public health.  |  Government policy - State and territory - Tasmania.  |  Demography - Birth rate.  |  Flinders Island (Tas.) -- History.  |  Wybalenna (Flinders Island Tas SK55-02)  |  Swan Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-02)  |  Oyster Cove (SE Tas SK55-08)
Other authors/contributors Plomley, N. J. B. (Norman James Brian)  |  Robinson, George Augustus, 1791-1866

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