Peter Read

Peter Read reviews 'Community of Thieves' by Cassandra Pybus

September 1991, no. 134 01 September 1991
Peter Read reviews 'Community of Thieves' by Cassandra Pybus
Another book on George Augustus Robinson, the nineteenth-century oddity who toured Tasmania gathering Aboriginals whom he eventually incarcerated on Flinders Island? Historians from John West to Brian Plomley have written about his Tasmanian adventures; Robert Drewe and Mudrooroo Narogin have added interpretations of his singular career. Do we need another? I was doubtful until I read this lovely ... (read more)