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Author Taylor, Rebe, author.

Title Into the heart of Tasmania : a search for human antiquity / Rebe Taylor.

Publication Info. Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [240]-254) and index.
Summary In 1908 English gentleman Ernest Westlake packed a tent, a bicycle and forty tins of food and sailed to Tasmania. On mountains, beaches and in sheep paddocks he collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools. Westlake believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But Westlake encountered living Indigenous communities and unwittingly documented what he could not perceive: an Aboriginal people with a complex culture and a deep past. --Back cover.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Westlake, Ernest, 1855-1922.
Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Implements -- History.
Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Land tenure.
Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Languages -- Sources.
Ethnologists -- England -- Biography.
Aboriginal Tasmanians -- History.
Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Social life and customs.
Anthropology -- Australia -- Tasmania -- History.
Archaeology -- Australia -- Tasmania -- History.
Tasmania -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Taylor, Rebe. Into the heart of Tasmania : a search for human antiquity. Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2017 270 pages 9780522867961 (DLC) 2017392910
ISBN 9780522867961
9780522867978 (e-book)

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