Tasmania

Tasmania

by I. Kepars
     
 

Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, consists of a group of islands off the south-east comer of the mainland. It was first settled by Aborigines around 20,000 years ago, and was 'discovered' by the West in 1642. The island group was claimed by the British and their first settlement was established in 1803. During the next fifty years, a series of encounters was to… See more details below

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Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, consists of a group of islands off the south-east comer of the mainland. It was first settled by Aborigines around 20,000 years ago, and was 'discovered' by the West in 1642. The island group was claimed by the British and their first settlement was established in 1803. During the next fifty years, a series of encounters was to lead to the total extermination of all full-blood Aborigines. In 1901, Tasmania became a state of the new Commonwealth of Australia, but a strong sense of regionalism remains to this day. This fully annotated bibliography provides references on all aspects of Tasmania and its people.

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An annotated bibliography selecting major reference works exemplifying the history and peoples of Tasmania, the island country perhaps best known as the home of the Tasmanian devil. The bibliography expands this perception, offering entries in geography, natural history, indigenous peoples, religion, politics, cultures, economy, architecture, and even food and drink. Includes a brief introduction to the history of Tasmania. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781851092734
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
188

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