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Main Title: The Briggs family : Bass Straitsmen and their Aboriginal wives : an Aboriginal genealogy / compiled by Lynette E. Franklin Book Cover
Author: Franklin, Lynette E.
Imprint: Nathalia, Vic. : Lynette E. Franklin, 2014
Collation: iii, 26 pages : ill., portraits, facsims, maps, genealogy tables, bib., index, pbk ; 30 cm
Subject: Briggs family
Indigenous Australians
Family histories
Bass Strait (Vic. & Tas.)
This is the story of the Briggs family from circa 1790 to circa 1940. They were descended from the very unconventional sealers of Bass Strait in the late 1700s and early 1800s known as the 'Straitsmen'. (Preface). This story covers the movements as they leave Preservation Island for mainland Victoria of the family of John Briggs, a half-caste Tasmanian aborigine and his two wives, Ann Munro, a stolen full blood native from Port Phillip, and her neice, Louisa Strugnall a half-caste, the daughter of her sister (name unknown) also stolen together with their mother and sold to Straitsmen James Munro and John Strugnall. (Author). The Briggs family journey circa 1790 to 1940: Preservation Island, Vansittart Island, Circular Head, Avoca, Eurambeen Station (Mt. Cole), Violet Town, Bulla, Coranderrk, Maloga, Cummeragunga, Moonacullah, Ebenezer, Lake Condah, Moulamein, Warangesda, Lake Tyers, Mooroopna. PMI Short history prize entry 2014.
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Non-Fiction Main Library 929.2 BRI FRA Available