Written in English
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. This takes a unique approach to this historic event, looking chiefly at the experiences and attitudes of those who took part.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-218) and index.
|LC Classifications||DU189 .C54 2014|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 268 pages|
|Number of Pages||268|
|LC Control Number||2014431974|
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