Lyndall Ryan: Tasmanian Aborigines

The sequel to Lyndall Ryan’s seminal history

Greg Lehman


Tasmanian Aborigines: A History Since 1803
by Lyndall Ryan
Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 445 pp, 9781742370682


One of the first things that Australians learn at school or on arrival as migrants is that this country has a rich history of war. Australia’s military tradition has been an integral part of the making of modern Australia. World War II opened doors to a wave of European migration and cultural enrichment, and each conflict since then has been followed by a similar surge of social development. Australia has grown up on war – or, at least, we have grown through it.

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Greg Lehman

Greg Lehman

Greg Lehman is a Visiting Indigenous Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. A descendant of the Trawulwuy people of north-east Tasmania, he is currently doing a PhD on the visual history of Tasmanian Aborigines.

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