The Last of the Tasmanians: Or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land

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Low, 1870 - Aboriginal Tasmanians - 400 pages
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Page 31 - ... affections, enjoining all Our Subjects to live in amity and kindness with them. And if any of Our Subjects shall wantonly destroy them, or give them any unnecessary Interruption in the exercise of their several Occupations, It is Our Will and Pleasure that you do cause such Offenders to be brought to punishment according to the degree of the Offence.
Page 326 - ... any shall offend you or your people, you shall have a full and speedy satisfaction for the same by an equal number of just men on both sides, that by no means you may have just occasion of being offended against them.
Page 326 - I like a plantation in a pure soil; that is, where people are not displanted to the end to plant in others; for else it is rather an extirpation than a plantation. Planting of countries is like planting of woods ; for you must make account to lose almost twenty years...
Page 30 - You are to endeavour by every means in your power to open an intercourse with the natives, and to conciliate their good will, enjoining all persons under your Government to live in amity and kindness with them...
Page 360 - Then let him pass, a blessing on his head! And, long as he can wander, let him breathe The freshness of the valleys; let his blood Struggle with frosty air and winter snows; And let the chartered wind that sweeps the heath...
Page 53 - Impressions remaining from earlier Injuries are kept up by the occasional Outrages of Miscreants whose Scene of Crime is so remote as to render detection difficult, and who sometimes wantonly fire at and kill the Men, and at others pursue the Women for the purpose of compelling them to abandon their Children.
Page 129 - ... the enemy. It was a sleepless night in Winchester. Horror increased with the dawn ; before the men could be paraded a second express arrived, ten times more terrified than the former.
Page 40 - Natives, in revenge for the murders and abominable cruelties which have been practised upon them by the white people, the Lieutenant-Governor, aware of the evil consequences that must result to the settlement, if such cruelties are continued, and abhorring the conduct of those miscreants who perpetrate them, hereby declares that any person whomsoever who shall offer violence to a native, or who shall in...
Page 324 - (he added) " also to inform your Excellency that I am resolved, God being my helper, to use all legal and constitutional measures, befitting my station, to inform the natives of New Zealand of their rights and privileges as British subjects, and to assist them in asserting and maintaining them...
Page 326 - claim all the land on one side of the Ohio, the English claim all the land on the other side — now where does the Indians

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