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Fate Of A Free People by Henry Reynolds
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bookshelves: non-fiction, history, australia-new-zealand, society-culture, genealogy-sources, indigenous-australia
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Contains historical images of Tasmanian Aboriginals and Colonials.

In March 1847, Queen Victoria was presented with a petition signed by eight Aborigines living at Wybalenna settlement on Flinders Island (Tasmania). This is the document at the heart of Henry Reynold's exciting reassessment of black/white conflict in colonial Tasmania.

Even now the black and white fallen of Tasmania's patriotic war are largely unacknowledged. Reynolds challenges us to face our colonial history and accord it the same honour as Australia's conflicts overseas.
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