The Story of the Last Full-Blood Aboriginal Tasmanian Speaker: Truganini

#Truganini was the last full-blood Aboriginal Tasmanian. She was born in 1812 on Bruny Island south of the Tasmanian capital Hobart, and separated from the Tasmanian mainland by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Her name was the word used by her tribe to describe the grey saltbush Atriplex cinerea. Truganini’s Aboriginal life was disrupted when the Europeans invaded the land. […]

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