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The Tasmanians / [research, Sandra Bowdler ; illustrations, Tony Oliver]
Bib ID 1845505
Format BookBook
Author
Bowdler, Sandra, 1941-
 
Description North Ryde [N.S.W.] : Methuen Australia, 1982 
25 p. : ill., (chiefly col.) maps ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0454004494 (set)
0454003536 (paperback)
Series

Our people.

Summary

Geographical description of Tasmania; information about the climate and terrain, including wind activity; some detail of the nine language groups and physical characteristics; references to food gathering both past and present; descriptions of tools and other aretefacts, as well as the ways Tasmanian Aboriginal people manufactured clothes and shelter; reproduction of petroglyph on Three Hummocks Island; some comparisons with other Australian Aboriginal language groups; explanation of the separation of mainland Tasmania from mainland Australia; includes archaeological references; simple explanation about Aboriginal survivors of the race wars; inclusive of present-day Tasmanian Aboriginal people; some terms that would be considered offensive; provides a list of "things to do" and a time line; Aboriginal flag pictured upside down.

Notes

Cover title.

For children.

Includes index.

Subjects Tasmanian Aborigines. Social life, to date. For schools  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Technology.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Education - Teaching - Materials.  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Three Hummocks Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-01)
Other authors/contributors Oliver, Tony, 1940-

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