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A Geographical Historical and Topographical Description of Van Diemen s Land

Author : George William Evans
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p.11-25; Description of appearance of original population; relationships with colonists and sealers; native women; Brief notes on foods, tatooing, rafts, weapons, canoes; Quotes early writers.

Van Diemen s Land

Author : James Boyce
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Winner of the 2009 Tasmania Book Prize Winner of the 2008 Colin Roderick Award Almost half of the convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemen’s Land. There they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a kangaroo economy and a new way of life. In this book, James Boyce shows how the convicts were changed by the natural world they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaptation, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land. This is their story, the story of Van Diemen’s Land. Shortlisted in the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the 2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the 2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the 2008 Age Book of the Year Awards, the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, the 2008 NSW Premier's History Awards and the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards ‘A brilliant book and a must-read for anyone interested in how land shapes people.’ —Tim Flannery ‘The most significant colonial history since The Fatal Shore. In re-imagining Australia's past, it invents a new future.’ —Richard Flanagan ‘Like the best history, Van Diemen's Land is not an artfully constructed narrative with the (inevitably inadequate) evidence banished to endnotes, but a dialogue between historian and reader as they explore the fragile sources, and the silences, together.’ —Inga Clendinnen ‘The publication of Van Diemen's Land signals an entirely fresh approach to Australian history-writing ... This is a brilliant publication.’ —Alan Atkinson ‘A fresh and sparkling account.’ —Henry Reynolds James Boyce is the multiple award-winning author of Born Bad, 1835 and Van Diemen’s Land. He has a PhD from the University of Tasmania, where he is an honorary research associate of the School of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Statistical View of Van Diemen s Land

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Sketch of the History of Van Diemen s Land

Author : James Bischoff
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From Finedon to Van Diemen s Land

Author : Carolyn Smith
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Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen s Land

Author : Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science
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Van Diemen s Land

Author : Murray Johnson
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The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account of that epic survival up to the present day. Starting from antiquity, the book examines the devastating arrival of Europeans and subsequent colonisation, warfare and exile. It emphasises the regionalism and separateness, a consistent feature of Aboriginal life since time immemorial that has led to the distinct identities we see in the present, including the unique place of the islanders of Bass Strait. Carefully researched, using the findings of archaeologists and extensive documentary evidence, some only recently uncovered, this important book fills a long-time gap in Tasmanian history.

The History of Van Diemen s Land

Author : Henry Melville
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Contacts with natives, government laws, the black line policy.

A Picture of Van Diemen s Land

Author : David Burn
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Van Diemen s Land

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Almost half of the convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemen's Land. There they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a kangaroo economy and a new way of life. In this book, James Boyce shows how the convicts were changed by the natural world they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaptation, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land. This is their story, the story of Van Diemen's Land.

A Z of Convicts in Van Diemen s Land

Author : Simon Barnard
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Seventy-three thousand convicts were transported to the British penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land in the first half of the nineteenth century. They played a vital role in the building of the settlements, as well as the running of the newly established colony. Simon Barnard’s A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land is a rich and compelling account of the lives of the men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania for crimes ranging from stealing bread to poisoning family members. Their sentences, punishments, achievements and suffering make for fascinating reading. And the spectacular illustrations, each one carefully drawn in meticulous detail from contemporary records, bring this extraordinary history to life.

The Feathered Tribes of Van Diemen s Land

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Tasmania's unique array of birds has fascinated Sarah Lloyd since early childhood when she watched them at various places around Hobart. For thirty years Sarah has lived in a eucalypt forest in northern Tasmania. Through her observations of migratory and resident species she has accumulated a vast knowledge of their behaviour and during a year long study of the dawn chorus she gained insights into their vocal repertoires. The many surveys she conducted in bush fragments in northern Tasmania increased her knowledge of the regional variations in their calls - their 'dialects'. The surveys also documented the distribution of bush birds and Sarah is often consulted about the plight of declining woodland species.In 2008 Sarah initiated A Sound Idea, a project to monitor acoustically Tasmania's terrestrial birds assisted by over ninety volunteers using small digital sound recorders. Participants mostly recorded in their backyards or local bush resulting in species lists from over 100 locations that had not been surveyed previously for birds. In The Feathered Tribes of Van Diemen's Land Sarah introduces the non specialist to a brief overview of Tasmania's geography, the functions of bird song and role of sex in the spring dawn chorus, the practical and aesthetic importance of feathers, and other aspects of birds' lives seldom included in field guides. The book includes photographs of over 70 common birds likely to be seen in the backyard, bush or on the farm and provides hints on how to find and identify them. Other topics include some of the hazards experienced by birds - window strikes, cats, poisons and fire - and how they can be avoided or eliminated. It concludes with a plea for the retention, restoration and proper management of bird habitats whether in city, town or country.'The Feathered Tribes of Van Diemen's Land' is taken from a report written in 1832. The descriptions are revealing: the land birds were regarded as 'all of them curious and beautiful', the bronzewings 'delicious to eat', the quail 'afforded the sportsman capital shooting' and Tasmania was 'entirely without singing birds'.

Love Passion and Cruelty in Van Diemen s Land

Author : Malcolm Ward
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A transcription of 58 of George Meredith's letters to his wife between 1823 to 1836, selected on the theme of his love for his wife, with explanatory notes as to people places and events.

Governors Ladies

Author : Alison Alexander
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Life in Old Van Diemens Land

Author : Joan Goodrick
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Treatment of Aborigines; Black War; G.A. Robinson; Mary Ann.

History and Description of Van Diemens Land

Author : George William Evans
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Mapping Van Diemen s Land and the Great Beyond

Author : Aidan Davison
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Collection of historical maps

Notes from Van Diemens Land

Author : G. B. P.
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Galway to Van Diemen s Land

Author : Barbara Rechberger
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Van Diemens Land Annual

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