By Leonie Stevens
Penned through the exiles in the course of their fifteen years on the cost known as Wybalenna, goods within the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters, and petitions supply a compelling corrective to conventional portrayals of a hopeless, dispossessed, illiterate people's ultimate days. The exiles didn't see themselves as prisoners, yet as a unfastened humans. visible via their very own writing, the neighborhood at Wybalenna was once shiny, advanced, and evolving. instead of a depressed humans easily looking ahead to demise, their very own phrases show a politically astute group engaged in a 15 yr crusade for his or her personal freedom: one that used to be finally winning.
This is a compelling tale that may profoundly impact understandings of Tasmanian and Australian history.
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