The Resource Our Straits islands : a sketch of their discovery and early occupation, J. W. Beattie

Our Straits islands : a sketch of their discovery and early occupation, J. W. Beattie

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Our Straits islands : a sketch of their discovery and early occupation
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Our Straits islands
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a sketch of their discovery and early occupation
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J. W. Beattie
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Reprint of a newspaper copy of a paper given to the Royal Society of Tasmania; outline of background to & discovery of Bass Strait & its islands; guide to early occupation by sealing industry; Captain Delano - sailor, sealer & narrator of voyages, discoveries (1793-1810) - 598 page work; location of seals; decline of sealing trade; importance of Tasmanian Aboriginal women to sealing trade - as food gatherers / highly skilled sealers (description of method); suggests generally cooperative relationship; Colonel Arthur, the Aborigines Committee, Robinsons measures to transfer all Tasmanian Aboriginals to Straits islands; Thomas Tucker, David Howie, Lucy Beadon - Bishop Nixon quoted; mutton bird industry, role of Aboriginal women as co workers; removal of all Tasmanian Aborigines to Straits islands, latter considered by author to have been previously uninhabited by Aborigines
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1859-1930
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Beattie, J. W.
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Our Straits islands : a sketch of their discovery and early occupation, J. W. Beattie
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M0055126
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12 p.
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p 7670
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0079019
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Our Straits islands : a sketch of their discovery and early occupation, J. W. Beattie
Publication
Control code
M0055126
Extent
12 p.
Stock number
p 7670
System control number
0079019

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