Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse (Paperback)
  • Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse (Paperback)
zoom

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 05/11/2020
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable to order

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

*Winner of the 2021 National Biography Award and shortlisted for the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards*

Cassandra Pybus's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in south-east Tasmania, in the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne.

For nearly seven decades, Truganini lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than we can imagine. But her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story in full.

Hardly more than a child, Truganini managed to survive the devastation of the 1820s, when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. She spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highlands and through barely penetrable forests, with George Augustus Robinson, the self-styled missionary who was collecting the survivors to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy - the so-called extinction of the original people of Tasmania.

Truganini's story is inspiring and haunting - a journey through the apocalypse.

'For the first time a biographer who treats her with the insight and empathy she deserves. The result is a book of unquestionable national importance.' - PROFESSOR HENRY REYNOLDS, University of Tasmania

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760529222
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A compelling story, beautifully told -- Julia Baird (author and broadcaster)

You may also be interested in...

Hitler and Stalin
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Agent Sonya
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Queens of the Crusades
Added to basket
Black Spartacus
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
Odd Boy Out
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Moth and the Mountain
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Landslide
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Complete MAUS
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Crew
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Brothers in Arms
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
Beyond Possible
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Always Remember Your Name
Added to basket
George III
Added to basket
£35.00   £17.50
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.