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The Port Arthur historic site is beautiful today – but its isolation would have been overwhelming for former convict inhabitants. Port Arthur Historic Site

Why archaeology is so much more than just digging

Without due process, archeological digs turn into into expensive and directionless treasure hunts from which little research value can be extracted.
Heaven only knows what sort of excursion Wooredy and Truganini thought they had embarked upon on when G.A. Robinson took them to Recherche Bay in 1830 to make an overland trek to the Tasmanian west coast. Cassandra Pybus

Friday essay: journey through the apocalypse

Wooredy and his second wife Truganini set off into the Tasmanian wilderness with settler George Robinson in 1830, on a "conciliatory" mission to find other original Tasmanians. Their stories bear witness to a psychological and cultural transition without parallel in modern colonialism.

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