Collection RS40 - Furneaux Islands Aboriginal Settlement

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Furneaux Islands Aboriginal Settlement


  • 1899-1928 (Creation)

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3 files + microfiche

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Born in England, and arrived in South Australia at the age of six. Early in life he became associated with the Methodist Church in South Australia, and was later chosen for church and school work in connection with the Aboriginal reserve at Cape Barren Island, a position which he retained for 7½ years.

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Collection of papers regarding Aboriginal settlement, genealogical tables and mutton bird industry on Cape Barren Island and Furneaux Islands. Includes a handwritten article entitled "The Furneaux Islands, their early settlement and some characteristics of their inhabitants"· by Edward William Stephens, State School teacher.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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The struggle for recognition: Part-Aborigines in Bass Strait in the Nineteenth Century
Lyndall Ryan, Aboriginal History Vol. 1 1977

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William Samuel Maynard : January 1890 – April 1917 / Tom Watson -

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HE May2020




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