It is estimated that upon arrival of the British in 1803 about 3,000 to 5,000 aborigines lived in Tasmania. They were completely wiped out until 1865 by the British, the native languages have become extinct with them. However, still several thousand descendants live in mixed relations of Europeans with indigenous people.
From the book: Natural History and pictures of the people and the different races and tribes according to the latest discoveries and most exquisite original research, edited by HR Schinz. Honeggersche Lithographic Institute, 3. Advanced ed. 1845 Zurich
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