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ISBN: 9781921767128
Blackgum Item Code: WBP10
Title: Land of the Sleeping Gods: the Cotton Papers - Out of Print
Author: F Jane Cooper
Imprint: Wellington Bridge Press
RRP: $49.95
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This new title available soon, also in Limited Collectors Edition $99.95...

A SECRET FAMILY ARCHIVE REVEALED.

This book opens a wholly new window on one of Australian history�s most vexing puzzles.

The life of the Tasmanian Aborigines was smashed by white settlement before it could even be properly described, and much of their story has been considered lost to history.

Now comes an extraordinary treasury of new evidence, handed down through five generations of a Tasmanian East Coast family.

From the time the Cotton archive came into being in the early 19th century, its Quaker compilers felt bound to keep most of it hidden � so the fascinating and often startling material in this book adds vastly to the sparse public record.