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Truganini : journey through the apocalypse  Cover Image Book Book

Truganini : journey through the apocalypse / Cassandra Pybus.

Pybus, Cassandra, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781760529222
  • Physical Description: xix, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, maps, portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2020.

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Cassandra Pybus's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in south-east Tasmania, in the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne. For nearly seven decades, Truganini lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than we can imagine. But her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story in full. Hardly more than a child, Truganini managed to survive the devastation of the 1820s, when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. She spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highlands and through barely penetrable forests, with George Augustus Robinson, the self-styled missionary who was collecting the survivors to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy - the so-called extinction of the original people of Tasmania. Truganini's story is inspiring and haunting - a journey through the apocalypse.
Subject: Truganini, approximately 1812-1876.
Robinson, George Augustus, -1866.
Aboriginal Tasmanians > Biography.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of > History > 19th century.
Bruny Island (Tas.) > History > 19th century.
Tasmania > History > 19th century.
Robinson, George Augustus, -1866.
Truganini, approximately 1812-1876.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Aboriginal Tasmanians.
Tasmania > Bruny Island.
Genre: Biographies.

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