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Author Pybus, Cassandra

Title Truganini : journey through the apocalypse / Cassandra Pybus
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2020


Description 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents Friendly Mission 1829-1831 -- Extirpation and Exile 1831-1838 -- In Kulin Country 1839-1841 -- The Way the World Ends 1842-1876
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 24, 2020)
SUBJECT Truganini, approximately 1812-1876.
Robinson, George Augustus, -1866.
Robinson, George Augustus, -1866. fast (OCoLC)fst01844327
Truganini, approximately 1812-1876. fast (OCoLC)fst00081478
Subject Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Biography
Aboriginal Tasmanians, Treatment of -- History -- 19th century
Aboriginal Tasmanians.
SUBJECT Bruny Island (Tas.) -- History -- 19th century
Tasmania -- History -- 19th century
Subject Tasmania.
Tasmania -- Bruny Island.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1760873691