Tasmania colonial history

200-Year Old Diary Reveals Unknown Tasmanian Massacre

2024-04-05T12:30:54+11:00April 5th, 2024|

Rachel Edwards, ABC Radio Hobart, 'Rare soldier's diary reveals secret massacre of Indigenous Tasmanians after almost 200 years,' Monday 28 December 2020.  A disentegrating soldier's diary held in the National Library of Ireland (NAI) has led to the startling discovery of an undocumented massacre of First Peoples in Tasmania [...]

Crowther statue removal appealed

2023-09-20T11:28:16+10:00September 20th, 2023|

Although the Development Application for the removal of the William Crowther statue in Hobart's Franklin Square was passed on 23 August 2023, the Hobart City Council's decision has been appealed. Read more in the Council's Crowther Reinterpreted Project Update announced on Wednesday 13 September 2023: https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Creative-Hobart/Creative-Hobart-projects/Crowther-Reinterpreted [...]

Hobart’s Crowther Statue to be removed

2023-07-13T16:18:22+10:00July 13th, 2023|

A controversial statue of a controversial colonial figure, William Crowther, is to be removed from public display. Temporary signage next to the state's plinth will be erected to explain the reasons why the astatine has been taken down. Read Adam Holmes' story about the removal of the statue and [...]

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