Book launch about Tasmania’s Black War

The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania, a non-fiction book by Nicholas Clements will be launched at the Burnie Regional Museum this Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 6pm.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “We are thrilled to be able to support Nicholas launch his book. Our history is so important, even when the story is horrific, it’s vital our history is captured and told.”

By contrasting the perspectives of colonists and Aborigines, Nicholas Clements takes a deeply human look at the events that led to the shocking violence and tragedy of the war, detailing raw personal accounts that shed light on the tribes, families and individuals involved as they struggled to survive in their turbulent world.

The Black War presents a compelling and challenging view of our early contact history, the legacy of which reverberates strongly to the present day.

Museum Curator Georgia Luck said, “Nicholas is an eighth generation Tasmanian whose convict descendants lived through and participated in the war. An honorary research associate at the University of Tasmania, he is also an avid rock climber and bushwalker, whose passion for island’s landscape and history inspired him to write The Black War.”

The book will be launched by Dr Ian McFarlane, author of Beyond Awakening. Bookings essential for the launch of the book. Please contact museum@burnie.net or 6430 5746. Nibbles and beverages provided.