Mathinna Story

Mathinna Story

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  • LEAVE TASMANIA AND GO TO FLINDERS ISLAND!
  • I WILL NEVER LEAVE TASMANIA!
  • HELP!
  • THEY PROMISED THEY WOULD RETURN HER!
  • WHERE IS OUR DAUGHTER?
  • IN 1830 COMMANDANT GEORGE ROBINSON HAD THE IDEA FOR THE BLACK LINE PLAN. HE PLANNED TO REMOVE ALL THE TASMANIAN ABORIGINALS TO FLINDERS ISLAND. BUT ABORIGINAL CHIEF TOWTERER REFUSED TO LEAVE AND WAS ONE OF THE LAST ABORIGINALS TO DO SO.
  • 3 YEARS LATER THE CHEIF HAD STILL NOT GONE TO THE ISLAND, BUT ROBINSON HAD A PLAN TO FORCE THE CHIEF'S FAMILY TO FLINDERS ISLAND BY CAPTURING THE CHIEF'S FIRST DAUGHTER AND ONLY AGREEING TO RETURN HER IF THEY MOVED TO FLINDERS ISLAND.
  • SO THE CHIEF'S FAMILY MOVE TO THE FLINDERS ISLAND, BUT HIS DAUGHTER WAS NEVER RETURNED. SHE IS SENT TO AN ORPHANAGE INSTEAD, WHERE SHE DIES A FEW YEARS LATER.
  • I LOVE HER!
  • LET'S ADOPT HER!
  • A FEW YEARS LATER, IN 1835, THE CHIEF AND HIS WIFE HAVE ANOTHER DAUGHTER( MATHINNA). SHORTLY AFTER THE CHIEF DIES AND HIS WIFE REMARRIES PALLE, WHO WAS FROM THE SAME ABORIGINAL TRIBE.
  • MEANWHILE, LADY JANE FRANKLIN, WIFE OF THE GOVENOR OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BECOME INTERESTED IN THE TASMANIAN ABORIGINALS. THE FRANKLINS VISITED FLINDERS ISLAND IN 1841.
  • ,THE FRANKLINS MEET MATHINNA AND BECOME FOND OF HER. THEY DECIDED TO TAKE HER FROM FLINDERS ISLAND AND HER FAMILY TO ADOPT HER. LADY FRANKLIN BELIEVED THAT IT WAS FOR MATHINNA'S OWN GOOD. IT WAS THIS KIND OF THINKING THAT CAUSED THE STOLEN GENERATION.
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