C.J. Koch

C.J. Koch

C.J. Koch (1932–2013), who was born in Hobart, twice won the Miles Franklin Literary Award. His best-known novel is The Year of Living Dangerously.

C.J. Koch reviews 'Trucanini, Queen or Traitor?' by Vivienne Rae Ellis

June 1982, no. 41 01 June 1982
C.J. Koch reviews 'Trucanini, Queen or Traitor?' by Vivienne Rae Ellis
When I was a small boy in Hobart, my mates and I would often go down to the Tasmanian Museum after school; and one of the exhibits that interested us most was what we called ‘the human skeleton’. It stood in a glass case on the stairs, and it was only when we were older that we took in the fact that these were the remains of ‘Queen’ Trucanini, last of the Tasmanian Aborigines. There was no ... (read more)