Wybalenna (’black man’s home’) was set up on Flinders Island in 1834 to house around 160 Aboriginal people, the few survivors of Tasmania’s pre-European population of over 4000. Less than a third of the people held there survived the appalling living conditions. Located near Emita, it is one of the most important – albeit tragic – historic sites in Tasmania, and includes a National Trust–restored church and cemetery.

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