Frames homosexuality as a cultural import:
“Because we know virtually nothing about the place of same-sex relationships in indigenous Tasmanian culture, the island’s homosexual history begins with early explorers like Matthew Flinders, who, with George Bass, circumnavigated Tasmania in 1798�99, proving it an island.”
This has wide found implications to the erasure of Indigenous gender diverse heritage. That is my justification for posting this.
Update: Title was Amended from “Was Maid Australia’s First Transgender Person?” to “The Irish maid who lived as a man in 19th-century Australia” on 22/8/14