Table of Contents

Preface A Unique Place Page vi
Chapter 1 Tasmania’s ‘Ark’ of Life Page 1


The Cultural Landscape

Chapter 2 Aboriginal Survival Page 16
Chapter 3 European Visitors Page 20
Chapter 4 British Social Attitudes Page 22
Chapter 5 Tasmania’s Era of Slavery Page 26
Chapter 6 War Against Aboriginals Page 31


The Impact of Ideas

Chapter 7 Tasmania and Darwin Page 43
Chapter 8 The Enlightenment- Economic Liberalism Page 45
Chapter 9 Tasmania and Christianity Page 49
Chapter 10 John Wesley and Tasmania Page 54
Chapter 11 The Tolpuddle Martyrs Page 56
Chapter 12 Methodism, Unions and Labour Page 59
Chapter 13 Ireland and Tasmania Page 61


Dealing with the Inheritance

Chapter 14 Neo-Conservatism Page 68
Chapter 15 Education Philosophy Page 73
Chapter 16 Who Are We? Page 78
Chapter 17 A Tasmanian Ethos Page 83
Chapter 18 Environmental Stewardship and Trust Page 87
Chapter 19 Concepts of God Page 94
Chapter 20 Soul Journeys Page 100
Chapter 21 The Baby and the Bathwater Page 101


Reconciliation

Chapter 22 Reconciling Negative Culture and Mental Health Page 107
Chapter 23 Industrial Relations and Productivity Page 113
Chapter 24 Treaty Yeah! Page 115
Chapter 25 Global Citizenship Page 119
Chapter 26 The Tasmanian Spirit Page 122
Chapter 27 Interpersonal Relations-A Case Study: Have we ever really surfed? (or done anything?) Page 128
Epilogue   Page 134
References   Page 135
About the Author   Page 142