Telling Places in Country (TPIC)

Historical Biographies

Aboriginal Life Stories

illustration of plantWhat follows are glimpses into the lives and characters of the Aboriginal clanspeople involved in the episode retraced in The Meeting at Bark Hut, The Walk into Exile and The Emu Hunters project.


  • Bock, T, Dunbar, D, 1991, Thomas Bock: convict engraver, society portraitist, Exhibition and Catalogue, 28 February - 14 April, 1991, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston; 3 April - 10 June, 1991, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart; 3 July - 1 September, 1991, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • Plomley, NJB (eds) 1966, Friendly mission: the Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart
  • Roth, HL, Butler, ME, Walker, JB & Garson, JG, 1899, The Aborigines of Tasmania, 2nd edn, F. King and Sons, Printers and Publishers Broad St, Halifax, England.
  • State Library of Tasmania, 2009, G.A. Robinson with a group of Van Diemen's Land natives, viewed 7 April, 2009,
  • State Library of Tasmania, 2009, Governor Davey's Proclamation to the aborigines 1816, viewed 7 April, 2009,
  • State Library of Tasmania, 2009, Mr. G. A. Robinson (in his bush dress), viewed 7 April, 2009,
  • TMaA, Council, A. , 1976, The Tasmanian Aboriginal in art, Exhibition catalogue, May 11-June 19, 1976, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, July 8-August 2, 1976, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.