Vandemonian WarVandemonian War

This is the sweeping story of Greater Australasia and its peoples, a long-overdue challenge to the myth that Australia’s story started in 1788.’</i> <b>Books & Publishing</b></p> <p><i>‘This is a fascinating story that engagingly ...

Author: Nick Brodie

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781743585092


Page: 352

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Governments and others succeeded in burying the real story of the Vandemonian War for nearly two centuries. And historians failed to see through the myths and lies – until now.

This is the story of how the British truly occupied Van Diemen’s Land, deploying regimental soldiers and special forces, armed convicts and mercenaries. In the 1820s and 1830s the British deliberately pushed the Aboriginal people out, driving them to the edge of existence.

Far from being localised fights between farmers and hunters of popular memory, this was a bigger war of sweeping campaigns and brutal tactics, waged by military and paramilitary forces subject to a Lieutenant Governor who was also Colonel Commanding.

This is the story of an empire conquering an island and calling it settlement.

Dr Nick Brodie is an historian, archaeologist, and writer. Nick’s previous books, Kin and 1787: The lost chapters of Australia’s beginnings, have both been published to critical acclaim.


1787 does not stand for a year – it stands for an idea. This is the sweeping story of Greater Australasia and its peoples, a long-overdue challenge to the myth that Australia’s story started in 1788.’ Books & Publishing

‘This is a fascinating story that engagingly details the stories and encounters in our history – long before the British were bound for Botany Bay.’ Daily Review

‘… it is history – incisive, provocative, meticulously researched – at its best.’ The Guardian

Debates on Colonial Genocide in the 21st CenturyDebates on Colonial Genocide in the 21st Century

Nick Brodie, The Vandemonian War: The Secret History of Britain's Tasmanian
Invasion (Sydney: Hardie Grant, 2017). 4. Benjamin Madley, “Command, Control
and Genocide: A Review of The Vandemonian War,” Journal of Genocide ...

Author: Marouf Hasian Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030212780


Page: 152

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This book analyses the debates on colonial genocide in the 21st century and introduces cases where states are reluctant to acknowledge genocides. The author departs from traditional studies of the work of Raphael Lemkin or U.N. definitions of genocide so that readers can examine genocide recognition as a political act that is bound up in partial perceptions and political motivations. The study looks at the Tasmanian genocide, Al-Nakba, and several other tragic events. It also looks at the ways that these historical and contemporary debates about colonial genocides are related to today’s conversations about apologies and other restorative justice acts. This work will be of interest to a wide range of audiences including researchers, scholars, graduate students, and policy makers in the fields of political history, genocide studies, and political science.

The Australian Frontier Wars 1788 1838The Australian Frontier Wars 1788 1838

Number of incidents 1 824 II 1825 14 1 826 24 1 827 72 1 828 1 44 1 829 1 48
1830 222 1831 6 The casualty estimates for the Vandemonian war made by the ...

Author: John Connor

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868407569


Page: 175

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This text is a comprehensive military history of frontier conflict in Australia. Covering the first 50 years of British occupation in Australia, the book examines in detail how both sides fought on the frontier and examines how Aborigines developed a form of warfare differing from tradition.

Landscapes of Our HeartsLandscapes of Our Hearts

Reynolds, The Forgotten War, p. 16. Bill Gammage, The Biggest Estate ... Nick
Brodie, The Vandemonian War: the Secret History of Britain's Tasmanian
Invasion, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2019, pp. 1, 28–30. John Dower, Van-
Diemans ...

Author: Matthew Colloff

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia

ISBN: 9781760761349


Page: 298

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Compelling, multifarious and essential.' - Don Watson 'Drink in its wisdom.' - Andrew Leigh, MP On this ancient continent, waves of people have made their mark on the landscape; in turn, it too has shaped them. If we look afresh at our history through the land we live on, might Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians find a path to a shared future? An epic exploration of our relationship with this country, Landscapes of Our Hearts takes us from the Great Barrier Reef to the Central Desert, the High Country to Canberra's Limestone Plains. It is a book of hope and offers the possibility that a renewed connection to the landscape and to each other could pave the way towards reconciliation. It will change the way you see this land.

Indigenous MobilitiesIndigenous Mobilities

Conflict over space, mobility, bodies and resources led to sustained warfare
between Aboriginal people and colonists throughout the latter half of the 1820s
and the early 1830s. The Vandemonian War was ultimately resolved by the exile
of ...

Author: Rachel Standfield

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760462154


Page: 280

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This edited collection focuses on Aboriginal and Māori travel in colonial contexts. Authors in this collection examine the ways that Indigenous people moved and their motivations for doing so. Chapters consider the cultural aspects of travel for Indigenous communities on both sides of the Tasman. Contributors examine Indigenous purposes for mobility, including for community and individual economic wellbeing, to meet other Indigenous or non-Indigenous peoples and experience different cultures, and to gather knowledge or experience, or to escape from colonial intrusion. ‘This volume is the first to take up three challenges in histories of Indigenous mobilities. First, it analyses both mobility and emplacement. Challenging stereotypes of Indigenous people as either fixed or mobile, chapters deconstruct issues with ramifications for contemporary politics and analyses of Indigenous society and of rural and national histories. As such, it is a welcome intervention in a wide range of urgent issues. Second, by examining Indigenous peoples in both Australia and New Zealand, this volume is an innovative step in removing the artificial divisions that have arisen from “national” histories. Third, the collection connects the experiences of colonised Indigenous peoples with those of their colonisers, shifting the long-held stereotypes of Indigenous powerlessness. Chapters then convincingly demonstrate the agency of colonised peoples in shaping the actions and the mobility itself of the colonisers. While the volume overall is aimed at opening up new research questions, and so invites later and even more innovative work, this volume will stand as an important guide to the directions such future work might take.’ — Heather Goodall, Professor Emerita, UTS

Under FireUnder Fire

This is the story of the answers we negotiated. In Under Fire, acclaimed popular historian Nick Brodie takes a closer look at the role of guns in Australia and how we removed ourselves from the firing line.

Author: Nicholas Dean Brodie


ISBN: 1743795629


Page: 304

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This is a history of Australia, measured by the gun. From bushrangers and soldiers to the many farmers and recreational shooters shooting animals and each other, the firearm is an inescapable part of Australia's story and its characters. But just as guns have been a part of Australia's modern identity, so too has gun control. After the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, Australia became a world-leader in firearms regulation. Yet even before this tragedy, questions had long been brewing: questions over who could shoot what, where, and when. This is the story of the answers we negotiated. In Under Fire, acclaimed popular historian Nick Brodie takes a closer look at the role of guns in Australia and how we removed ourselves from the firing line.


Accompanied by a diverse cast including motor car enthusiasts and aviators, bushmen and horsemen, trackers and journalists, this is the true story of a meeting of peoples and nations. This is history in a land of legend.

Author: Nick Brodie


ISBN: 1743794010


Page: 240

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Australia's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, is a dangerous place. Evan Hayes was an ordinary Australian battler. Hardworking, likable. Laurie Seaman was a world-wise American. Adventurous, affluent. When this athletic pair of cross-country skiers disappeared into the wilds of Kosciuszko they left a mystery, and became a sensation. Following their trail, Kosciuszko reveals the story of a young Australia between wars told by one of Australia's leading historical voices. When Evan and Laurie went missing in August 1928, Australia's Snowy Mountains were remote. Traversing the globe from New York's Long Island to Siberia to Sydney and beyond Charlotte Pass, with shipboard romance and industrial strife along the way, this is the story of two very different people growing to manhood in a world of change. Accompanied by a diverse cast including motor car enthusiasts and aviators, bushmen and horsemen, trackers and journalists, this is the true story of a meeting of peoples and nations. This is history in a land of legend. From the world-famous to the nearly-forgotten, Kosciuszko is more than a mountain, it is a collective heritage, part of Australia's sense of self. Evan and Laurie are guides to this vantage point, to a time and place that deserves to be better known. At Kosciuszko, Australians came together in peacetime. And they did so simply because two mates vanished.

The Roving PartyThe Roving Party

The naked Vandemonian crawled nearer and cut her tethers. laykara laykara. ... It
snapped up, baying asiffor battle. ... The Vandemonian toppled him sideways
onto thefire withone bare footwherehis clothes burst alight and hisrich blood ...

Author: Rohan Wilson

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 9781616953126


Page: 304

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"[An] exceedingly powerful debut. Wilson's compelling story carries us through forest and over plains, leaving a trail of dead men." —Alan Cheuse, The Chicago Tribune 1829, Tasmania. A group of men—convicts, a farmer, two free black traders, and Black Bill, an aboriginal man brought up from childhood as a white man—are led by Jon Batman, a notorious historical figure, on a “roving party.” Their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw. From the Hardcover edition.

Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne VictoriaPersonal Recollections of Early Melbourne Victoria

The corporation arose towards the end of 1842 , and then the anti - stump
warfare began . My friend Henry Condell , like so many other early birds a
Tasmanian ( a Vandemonian was the ill - omened name at that time ) , was the
first mayor .

Author: William Westgarth


ISBN: HARVARD:32044082370743


Page: 178

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The National MagazineThe National Magazine

He Women ; " “ The Battle of Life ; " Old Sayings ; " had come over to Port Philip
with the first settlers , “ How to get on in the ... A tear glistened was the Van
Demonian , so called , in his stamp of in his eye , as he falteringly muttered ,
feature .



ISBN: UIUC:30112038035355



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Melbourne PunchMelbourne Punch

... well dressed THURSDAY , OCTOBER 16 , 1873 . they may be , but when
women assume the war paint of society they utter themselves in heroics . ... There
appearance of a Vandemonian devil , of the largest size , taking his may be some



ISBN: STANFORD:36105024652229



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An English Welsh Pronouncing DictionaryAn English Welsh Pronouncing Dictionary

... Just Vandalism , fan ' - dal - ism , s . dymchwel . value , jyst fal'.iw , iawowerth ;
Fixed iaeth , dinystriad value , ficst fal ' - iw , gwertb damdwng , Vandemonian ,
fan - di - mo ' - ni ... bostio , brolio , bocsach van of battle , dde fan of bat ' - tl , cad .

Author: Thomas Edwards


ISBN: MINN:31951P01104143M



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Saturday ReviewSaturday Review

that infected England also , reviving mediæval fashions for orna- layed for many
years by the war , it at last took place at ... but into the deeper views of this
fascinating subject she dyed Van Demonian ” convict , shall either be shot or
hanged .



ISBN: BSB:BSB10498617



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A Statistical Account of the Seven Colonies of Australasia 1901 1902A Statistical Account of the Seven Colonies of Australasia 1901 1902

... “Old Vandemonia” is due to the ruthless extinction of the native race, and the
dark deeds of the escaped convicts and expired-sentence men, who carried on a
war of brigandage against the property and the persons of the terrorised farmers

Author: Sir Timothy Augustine Coghlan


ISBN: UCAL:$B58539


Page: 1093

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A Statistical Account of the Seven Colonies of AustralasiaA Statistical Account of the Seven Colonies of Australasia

... and gruesome picturesqueness there may be clinging to the early days of “ Old
Vandemonia ” is due to the ruthless extinction of the native race , and the dark
deeds of the escaped convicts and expired - sentence men , who carried on a
war ...

Author: T. A. Coghlan


ISBN: WISC:89100126119



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