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A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land
A lavishly illustrated large format picture book that tells the story of Tasmania's convicts.

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Abandoned Women - Scottish Convicts in Van Diemen's Land
Abandoned Women - Scottish Convicts Exiled Beyond the Seas s a rich and evocative account of the lives of women at the bottom of society two hundred years ago.

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Australia's Birthstain - the startling legacy of the convict era
A groundbreaking history of convicts in Australia which lays bare the distortions and myths that caused the nation to deny its own past.

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Australia's Convict Past
Australia's Convict Past charts the development of the convict era, from its beginnings in the British Parliament, which was desperate to relieve its over crowded jails, through the establishment of settlements and penal colonies to the arrival of the last convict ship 80 years after the first settlement.

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Banditti, Beware! Bushranging with Brady in old Van Diemen's Land
Accounts of bushranging in early Tasmania.

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Bridget Crack
A gripping and moving story of a convict woman's struggle for survival in the brutal yet beautiful Tasmanian landscape.

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Child Convicts - Our Stories
At the age of seven, children in 18th century Britain were tried in court like adults; some, as young as nine, were transported to the colonies.

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Cleansing the Colony
The little known story of the more than one hundred people transported from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land.

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Closing Hell's Gates - the death of a convict station
Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death sentence) rather than endure the hardships and privations of the penal settlement on Sarah Island.

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Convict Lives at Cascades Female Factory
The lives and stories of 33 women who spent time at the Cascades Female Factory.

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