Impact of introduced disease into Tasmanian Aboriginal populations and its role in depopulation.

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    Abstract

    Western diseases, such as smallpox, measles, influenza and venereal disease, caused much havoc and death when introduced into the indigenous peoples of the new world, i.e. the peoples of the Pacific and the Americas. Similarly, the indigenous populations of mainland Australia suffered greatly from introduced disease when, for example, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, smallpox killed perhaps as much as half of the population.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-137
    Number of pages19
    JournalTasmanian Historical Research Association: Papers and Proceedings
    Volume61
    Issue number2/3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

    Keywords

    • introduced disease
    • Tasmanian aboriginal populations
    • depopulation
    • western disease
    • indigenous

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