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Fair Dinkum Histories - Convicts All the Stinky Bits
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Jackie French tells children bits of history as they really were.

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Convict-era Port Arthur
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Convict-era Port Arthur - misery of the deepest dye.

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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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Closing Hell's Gates - the death of a convict station
 
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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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