1860-1899

Last ‘full blooded’ Aboriginal Tasmanian man’s death and dissection

3 March 1869 On 3 March 1869, William Lanne, who at the time was believed to be the last ‘full-blooded’ Tasmanian man, died of cholera and dysentery, aged just 34 years.  Eight months later, the Shipping and Mercantile Gazette reported to its British readers that ‘the native population of Tasmania, or Van Diemen’s Land, is now…