By Leonie Stevens
Penned through the exiles in the course of their fifteen years on the cost referred to as Wybalenna, goods within the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters, and petitions supply a compelling corrective to conventional portrayals of a hopeless, dispossessed, illiterate people's ultimate days. The exiles didn't see themselves as prisoners, yet as a unfastened humans. noticeable via their very own writing, the group at Wybalenna was once bright, advanced, and evolving. instead of a depressed humans easily looking forward to loss of life, their very own phrases display a politically astute neighborhood engaged in a 15 yr crusade for his or her personal freedom: one that used to be eventually profitable.
This is a compelling tale that might profoundly have an effect on understandings of Tasmanian and Australian history.
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'Me Write Myself': The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47 by Leonie Stevens