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The mechanics of genocide colonial policies and attitudes towards the Tasmanian aborigines, 1824-1836

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Desailly, B (1977) The mechanics of genocide colonial policies and attitudes towards the Tasmanian aborigines, 1824-1836. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The history of British government and settler treatment of the
Tasmanian Aborigines in the first three decades of white settlement
in VDL, is an outstanding example of the destructive effects
of Western colonialism. Prior to white settlement in 1803, there
were approximately 3,000-5,000 Aborigines living on the island in
viable tribal-based groups. The average tribe had 20-30 families
and lived in harmony with the environment. By the standards of
similar hunting and food gathering societies, the population was
relatively high on the island. By 1836, thirty-three years after ,
British colonists had invaded the island, the Aboriginal population
was near complete decimation. Apart from a dwindling population
on the official Flinders Island settlement, the only survivors
of the holocaust were those that escaped government control
in a sealing community in the Bass Strait islands.

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