Tasmania (TAS)

Bonyhady, Tim and Greg Lehman 2018, The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania’s Black War, National Gallery of Australia. Catalogue for the exhibition of the same title, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 12 May to 29 July 2018

Brodie, Nick 2017, The Vandemonian War: The secret history of Britain’s Tasmanian invasion, Hardie Grant Books

Clements, N, and A Gregg, “I am frightened out of my life”: Black War, white fear, Settler Colonial Studies, 7, (2), pp. 221–240, 2017, ISSN 2201-473X

Clements, Nicholas 2014, The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania, Queensland University Press

Clements, Nicholas 2021, Clements Compendium: PDF database of attacks on and by Aborigines in southeast Tasmania: https://rdp.utas.edu.au/metadata/484c2b53-776b-41da-8bb7-49ded4e96ea2

*NB. The Clements Compendium should be read with the list on this website of Some Known Conflicts in Tasmania.

Clements, Nick, ‘“Army of sufferers”: the experience of Tasmania’s black line’, Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 37 no. 1 (March 2013), pp. 19–33.

Clements, NP, ‘The Vandemonian War: the secret history of Britain’s Tasmanian invasion’, Papers and Proceedings of the Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 64, (3), 2017, pp. 68–71. ISSN 0039-9809

Connor, John, 2002, ‘Van Diemen’s Land, 1826–1831’ in The Australian Frontier Wars 1788–1838, UNSW Press, 2002, pp. 84–101

Cox, Robert 2010, Baptised in blood: the shocking secret history of Sorell, Wellington Bridge Press, North Hobart, Tasmania

Cox, Robert 2021, Broken Spear: The untold story of Black Tom Birch, the man who sparked Australia’s bloodiest war, Wakefield Press, Adelaides, South Australia

Harman, Kristyn 2012, Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan and Maori Exiles, UNSW Press, Sydney

Harman, Kristyn, University of Tasmania and Carolyn Philpott, University of Tasmania, ‘A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation,’ The Conversation, 24 April 2018: https://theconversation.com/a-tasmanian-requiem-is-a-musical-reckoning-and-a-pathway-to-reconciliation-95435

Johnson, Murray and Ian McFarlane 2015, Van Diemen’s Land: An Aboriginal History, New South Publishing

Johnston, Anna and Mitchell Rolls eds 2012, Reading Robinson: Companion Essays to George Augustus Robinson’s Friendly Mission, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Victoria

Kerkhove, Ray 2023, How They Fought: Indigenous Tactics and Weaponry of Australia’s Frontier Wars, Boolarong Press

Madley, Benjamin, ‘From Terror to Genocide: Britain’s Tasmanian Penal Colony and Australia’s History Wars,’ Journal of British Studies 47 (January 2008), pp. 77–106

Maxwell–Stewart, Hamish, ‘Competition and Conflict on The Forgotten Frontier Western Van Diemen’s Land 1822–33,’ History Australia, Vol. 6, No. 3 (December 2009), pp. 66.1–66.20. Published online on 18 February 2016.

Powell, Michael 2016, Musquito Brutality and Exile–Aboriginal Resistance in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land, Fullers Bookshop

Pybus, Cassandra 2020, Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse, Allen & Unwin

Refshauge, WF, ‘The swivel gun massacre,’ Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 57, No. 1, (April 2010), pp. 40–44

Refshauge, WF 2016, The Killing at Risdon Cove, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Victoria

Reynolds, Henry 1995, 2004, Fate of a Free People: the classic account of the Tasmanian Wars, Penguin

Reynolds, Henry 2012, A History of Tasmania, Cambridge University Press

Reynolds, Henry 2013, Forgotten War, NewSouth Publishing, University of New South Wales

Reynolds, Henry 2022, Forgotten War: new edition, NewSouth Books, Sydney

Reynolds, Henry and Nicholas Clements 2021, Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian Hero, NewSouth Books

Reynolds, Henry and Nicholas Clements 2022, Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian Hero, (New edition), NewSouth Books

Robinson, George Augustus 2008, Friendly Mission: The Tasmanian Journals and Papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829–1834, edited by NJB Plomley. First published 1966.

Ryan, Lyndall 2008, List of multiple killings of Aborigines in Tasmania: 1804-1835,’ Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, [online], published on 5 March, 2008, accessed 07/05/2018: https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/en/document/list-multiple-killings-aborigines-tasmania-1804-1835, ISSN 1961-9898

Ryan, Lyndall, ‘Settler massacres on the Port Phillip frontier, 1836–1851,’ Journal of Australian Studies, Vo. 34, No. 3 (September 2010), pp. 257–273.

Ryan, Lyndall 2012, Tasmanian Aborigines: A history since 1803, Allen & Unwin

Ryan, Lyndall, ‘The Black Line in Van Diemen’s Land: success or failure?’, Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 37, no. 1 (March 2013), pp. 3–18.

Shiels, Julie, RMIT University, ‘Julie Gough’s “Tense Past” reminds us how the brutalities of colonial settlement are still felt today,’ The Conversation, 24 June 2018: https://theconversation.com/julie-goughs-tense-past-reminds-us-how-the-brutalities-of-colonial-settlement-are-still-felt-today-118923

Turnbull, Clive 1948, Black War: The extermination of the Tasmanian Aborigines, FW Cheshire, Sydney


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