Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tasmanian aborigines, Australia, three rare photographs taken c1870.

Tasmanian Aborigine.
Tasmanian Aborigines  (Aboriginal name Parlevar), were the indigenous people of the island of Van Diemen's land (Tasmania) Australia. They lived for thousands of years in the area, but when British colonisation took place in 1803 disease was introduced, and this is what is thought to have been  the major cause of the destruction of the full-blooded Aboriginal people.   By 1847 there were only about 47  left, the last full-blooded Aboriginal dying in 1876.
Billy, Tasmanian Aborigine.

Patty, Tasmanian Aborigine.

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