Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Year of Darwin 6/12/2014: Demise down under

 Charles Darwin

"All the aborigines have been removed to an island in Bass's Straights, so that Van Diemen's Land enjoys the great advantage of being free from a native population. This most cruel step seems to have been quite unavoidable, as the only means of stopping a fearful succession of robberies, burnings, and murders, committed by the blacks; and which sooner or later would have ended in their utter destruction. I fear there is no doubt that this train of evil and its consequences originated in the infamous conduct of some of our countrymen. " Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

I guess the colonists leaving was not an option. 

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