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8vo. 418pp, illustrated, maps, bibliography, index. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 1742370683 *** Not a revised edition of the author's The Aboriginal Tasmanians - published in 1982 and updated with two new chapters in 1996 - but an entirely reworked account of the Tasmanians after the arrival of the British settlers/invaders using new research and writings. Ryan brings the story of the contemporary Aboriginal community right up to date and makes her contribution to the sometimes bitter historiographical debates of recent years. The sub-title notwithstanding, the first chapter provides a detailed portrait of Aboriginal society prior to 1803.