The topic of the first white native Tasmanian was encountered while researching The Kearley Family. As stated in that section:
The need to be recognised as ‘first’ is an intriguing part of western culture. The Aborigines have been present in Tasmania for more than 30,000 years, yet their existence did not give them land rights in the eyes of our early British ancestors. In contrast, the first born European children to survive to adulthood received land grants in recognition of their birth alone.1
This topic acts as a place-holder for related material.