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By Nick Brodie

Governments and others succeeded in burying the genuine tale of the Vandemonian battle for almost centuries. And historians didn't see in the course of the myths and lies – previously. this is often the tale of the way the British really occupied Van Diemen’s Land, deploying regimental infantrymen and certain forces, armed convicts and mercenaries. within the 1820s and 1830s the British intentionally driven the Aboriginal humans out, riding them to the sting of life. faraway from being localised fights among farmers and hunters of renowned reminiscence, this used to be an even bigger battle of sweeping campaigns and brutal strategies, waged via army and paramilitary forces topic to a Lieutenant Governor who used to be additionally Colonel Commanding. this can be the tale of an empire conquering an island and calling it cost. Dr Nick Brodie is an historian, archaeologist, and author. Nick’s past books, Kin and 1787: The misplaced chapters of Australia’s beginnings, have either been released to severe acclaim. compliment FOR 1787:1787 does no longer stand for a 12 months – it stands for an idea. this can be the sweeping tale of better Australasia and its peoples, a long-overdue problem to the parable that Australia’s tale all started in 1788.’ Books & Publishing ‘This is an interesting tale that engagingly info the tales and encounters in our historical past – lengthy sooner than the British have been certain for Botany Bay.’ Daily Review ‘… it really is background – incisive, provocative, meticulously researched – at its best.’ The Guardian

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