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    Me Write Myself
    Me Write Myself
    The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47
    Exiles, lost souls, remnants of a dying race. The fate of the First Nations peoples of Van Diemens 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 aims to change 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 peoples 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. This is a compelling story that will profoundly affect understandings of Tasmanian and Australian history.
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    Book Author
    Leonie Stevens
    Genre History
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781525258824
    Publisher
    Monash University Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    07-Sep-2017

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