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PHA (VIC&TAS) Colonisation: Tasmanian and Palestinian Experience Compared.

April 6 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Colonisation: Tasmanian and Palestinian Experience Compared. Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart & Dr Adel Yousif

ONLINE REGISTRATION click here

Colonisation: Tasmanian and Palestinian Experience Compared.

Part of the Professional Historians Association (PHA) of Victoria and Tasmania lecture series.

Convened By Professor Greg Lehman, Pro Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership at UTAS

This presentation compares the impact of colonisation on Tasmania and Palestine. It starts by exploring the implications of the latest precontact population estimates for Tasmania. While historians have emphasised the role played by direct violence in population decline, these new estimates reveal the extent to which malnutrition and the other consequences of loss of access to land and resources are likely to have been much greater. In the second half of the presentation we expand upon this theme by exploring the long run impacts of colonisation in Palestine on health, inequality and incarceration rates using NGO reports. Many of the differences between Israeli and Palestinian outcomes are similar to those for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. We conclude by arguing that an emphasis on violence can let the coloniser off the hook.

Dr. Adel Yousif: Adel is the first in his extended family to have a nationality/passport “Australian” received in 1995. His father was born in Haifa, Palestine. His father’s family were farmers growing their olives and tending their land and livestock as they had done for generations. In April and May 1948, Zionist militia attacked his father’s village “Ayn Gazal” and members of his father’s family were killed and evicted from the area which is now part of Israel. They have been refugees ever since. Adel’s father and grandfather both died without a passport or nationality. Adel is now married, living in Hobart and working as an academic.

Prof. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart: Hamish is a professor of Heritage and Digital Humanities at the University of New England. His books include Unfree Workers: Insubordination and Resistance in Convict Australia (Palgrave, 2022) co-authored with Michael Quinlan and Closing Hell’s Gates: Death of a Penal Station (Allen and Unwin, 2008).

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***

Please note parking near the library is limited. As a courtesy to the speaker and other attendees, we ask that you allow ample time to arrive and be seated before the advertised start time. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket ASAP via your Eventbrite booking or by contacting the Allport desk.

Phone: 616 55584

Allport@libraries.tas.gov.au

To register for the online webinar:

• Follow the link: Online webinar registration

• Fill in your details

• You will receive an email with a link

• On the day and time of the talk, open your email and click the “Join Event” link to watch

• For more information on Teams webinars follow the help link: Attend a live event (microsoft.com)

To book a seat:

• Seats are limited, bookings are essential

• Select register at the top of this page

• Register all participants on Eventbrite.

Important Covid 19 information

• Follow Government guidelines for mask wearing.

• Follow physical distancing requirements.

• Practice good hygiene. We will provide sanitiser for you.

• Do not visit the library if you’re unwell.

• Thanks for your help. We look forward to seeing you.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for the event?

Please note: parking near the library is limited.

As a courtesy to the speaker and other attendees, we ask that you allow ample time to arrive and be seated before the advertised start time.

Hobart Central Car Park is located on Melville Street, with walkway access to Bathurst Street. Find the location on Google maps

Buses are available on Elizabeth St and are within 10 minutes walking distance.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don’t need to bring your printed ticket to the event

What if I can’t attend the seated event on the day?

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket ASAP via your Eventbrite booking or by contacting the Allport Gallery desk on (03) 6165 5584.

Register for the online webinar by following the instructions further up this page.

Accessibility

The State Library and Archives building and Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts is wheelchair access.

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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
91 Murray Street
Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia

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State Library, Tasmanian Archives & Allport Museum
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