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

By: Taylor, Rebe [author.]
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780522867978 (ebook)Subject(s): 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 centuryAdditional physical formats: Print version: Into the heart of Tasmania : a search for human antiquity.DDC classification: 994.6 LOC classification: DU470 | .T395 2017Local URL: Full Text
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [240]-254) and index.

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.

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI. Available via World Wide Web.

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994.6 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 200802886
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