Collection RS54 - The Tasmanian Aborigine

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The Tasmanian Aborigine


  • 1958 (Creation)

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1 typescript

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(1912 -)

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Owen William Reid was born on 20th January 1914 at Irishtown Tasmania. Son of Walter Stewart Reid and Ruby Mary (Elizabeth Mary) Storay. Husband of Jean. He was employed as a teacher at Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsular during the 1930's and later went on to teach at Smithton and during the 1950's at Bridgewater. He joined the Army Citizen Military Forces during World War II (1939-1948). Reid graduated with a B.A. from The University of Tasmania on the 13th May 1948. In the late 1970's he was employed by the Curriculum Centre of the Education Department where he produced numerous publications on Tasmanian history and Australian poetry. He was a contributor to The Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

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Presented to the Royal Society by Owen Reid in 1958

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'The Tasmanian Aborigine' by Owen Reid, School House, Bridgewater, Tasmania.
Typescript (never published) includes chapters 1 - VI II, Introduction, 30 figures and map, plates 2, 6-10.

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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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