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The Sherburds
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A history of the Sherburds - a family of Van Diemen's Land pioneers, whalers and master mariners descended from convicts and Norfolk Island settlers.

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Recovering Convict Lives - Port Arthur
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An historical archaeology of the Port Arthur Penitentiary in Tasmania.

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No Ordinary Convict - A Welshman Called Rebecca
Added: Aug 4, 2021
 
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The Rebecca Riots took place in Wales between 1839 and 1844 to protest primarily about excessive tolls imposed on travel across the Welsh countryside.

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Mortmain - Facsimile collection of documents from Van Diemen's Land convict colony
 
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Mortmain - A collection of choice petitions, memorials and letters of protest and request from the convict colony of Van Diemen's Land; written by divers persons, both eminent and lowly, and collected and transcribed from the originals by Eustace FitzSymonds, with numerous pages of the manuscripts shewn in facsimile.

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Stand! The Bushrangers' Greeting
 
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Background and anecdotes about the escaped prisoners / convicts of Van Diemen's Land who became bushrangers.

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The First; The Worst? Michael Howe and VDL bushrangers
 
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A history of Michael Howe and associated bushrangers in Van Diemen's Land.

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A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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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Bridget Crack
 
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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
 
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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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Class Distinction - Hibernia, a social and maritime disaster
 
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Sailing to Australia, the Hibernia caught fire in the South Atlantic, her survivors rescued weeks later by a convict transport heading for Van Diemen's Land. This is the story of their time on board the Hibernia, in open boats mid atlantic before rescue and then subsequently what happened to them when landed in Hobart.

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

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