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Author Mulvaney, D. J. (Derek John), 1925-2016.

Title The axe had never sounded : place, people and heritage of Recherche Bay, Tasmania / John Mulvaney.

Imprint Australian National University, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 141 pages : illustrations (some color), maps).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Aboriginal History Monographs ; v. 14
Aboriginal History Monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Setting Out -- Recherche Bay -- Naturalists Ashore -- Botanising -- Measuring and Charting -- Seeking the Tasmanians -- Meeting the Tasmanians -- An Archaeological Heritage -- Labillardière's Luck -- Retrospect: Recherche Bay, History and Anthropology -- The Chaotic Years -- Lady Jane at Recherche Bay -- Good and Bad Times -- The Concept of Heritage -- National Heritage Nomination.
Summary 'This book meets well the triple promise of the title - the inter-connections of place, people and heritage. John Mulvaney brings to this work a deep knowledge of the history, ethnography and archaeology of Tasmania. He presents a comprehensive account of the area's history over the 200 years since French naval expeditions first charted its coastlines. The important records the French officers and scientists left of encounters with Aboriginal groups are discussed in detail, set in the wider ethnographic context and compared with those of later expeditions. 'The topical issues of understanding the importance of Recherche Bay as a cultural landscape and its protection and future management inform the book. Readers will be challenged to consider the connections between people and place, and how these may constitute significant national heritage.' Professor Isabel McBryde, AO, FRAI, FAHA, FSA The Australian National University.
Language English.
Subject Aboriginal Tasmanians -- Australia -- Recherche Bay (Tas.)
Cultural property -- Political aspects -- Australia -- Recherche Bay (Tas.)
Recherche Bay (Tas.) -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Recherche Bay (Tas.) -- History.
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
Aboriginal Tasmanians. (OCoLC)fst00794574
Discovery and exploration, French. (OCoLC)fst01352765
Tasmania -- Recherche Bay. (OCoLC)fst01911262
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Axe Had Never Sounded' : Place, people and heritage of Recherche Bay, Tasmania. Canberra : ANU Press, ©2007 9781921313202
ISBN 9781921313219 (electronic bk.)
1921313218 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000041969765
AU@ 000041969827
AU@ 000042126314
AU@ 000043554164
AU@ 000045233055
AU@ 000051574783
GBVCP 865743274
AU@ 000060580869
GBVCP 1008651001

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