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British-Tasmanian relations between 1803-1828

Bladel, FM 1969 , 'British-Tasmanian relations between 1803-1828', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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During the years between the colonisation of Van
Diemen' s Land in 1803 and the first declaration of martial
law in 1828~ attitudes between native Tasmanians and
British settlers changed from an uneasy acceptance, to
outright hatred of each other. From an early date the
colonial government had stressed the equality of the
Tasmanians as British subjects .. Each administrator,
in turn, declared that ·the aborigines were protected by,
and subject to, British law. Government attitudes
towards the aborigines -were paternalistic. Its policies
were ineffectual. In reality the Tasmanians were ignored
as long as they accepted the treatment dealt by white

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Bladel, FM
Keywords: Aboriginal Tasmanians, History,19th century, Government relations.
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