I am aware of the horrific fate of Tasmania's indigenous people by European settlers - it is a harrowing subject, but one that deserves attention and it's brave of you to tackle it.
I am actually taking a break from reviewing currently while I work on a local history project, so unfortunately I just haven't got time at this stage to do your book justice. I don't mind you asking at all, just sorry I can't help you out, and wish you all the best with your work.
I do hope this is not too much of an imposition. When I joined HFO, around the beginning of the year, I put a post up asking if there was anyone who might be interested in reviewing my historical fiction novel: 'Terra Nullius'. I didn't get any response.
I am in contact with Carla Nayland, I actually wrote a review of ‘Paths of Exile’. Carla felt that, in her own words: ‘From the extract I read, I thought Terra Nullius was likely to prove harrowing, and would need more time and energy than I can manage at present.’ She expressed a little surprise that I’d had no takers when offering it up for review, and then suggested that I could perhaps approach and offer you a review copy; as you may have missed the original post, and you at least are on the same side of the planet.
Basically, it is the 19th century through the eyes of the then native population of Tasmania: a dramatisation of the available facts, from a totally different perspective than is usually portrayed.
If you are not interested I totally understand, not everyone’s cup of tea I know. However if your interest is even just a little stirred perhaps you’d like to have a quick peek at my website, http://www.tdmckinnon.com, where you can see a synopsis and even sample chapters. If you would then like a review copy, please contact me either through my website or HFO.