The Black War

The Black War

Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania

Paperback - 2014
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Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania's Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history, yet many Australians know little about it. The Black War takes a unique approach to this historic event, looking chiefly at the experiences and attitudes of those who took part in the conflict. By contrasting the perspectives of colonists and Aborigines, Nicholas Clements takes a deeply human look at the events that led to the shocking violence and tragedy of the war, detailing raw personal accounts that shed light on the tribes, families and individuals involved as they struggled to survive in their turbulent world. The Black War presents a compelling and challenging view of our early contact history, the legacy of which reverberates strongly to the present day.
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780702252457
070225245X
9780702252440
0702252441
9780702252433
0702252433
9780702250064
0702250066
Characteristics: xvii, 268 pages, 8 unnumbere3d pages pf plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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asteraurora
Jan 25, 2016

A fascinating, nuanced account told from the perspectives of both "sides" of the conflict. Highly recommended for readers interested in the frontier conflict in 19th century Van Diemond's Land.

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