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Wild Oats - the convict family Goodson
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Wild Oats is the true story of a family of convicts, the Goodsons.

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The Ghost & the Bounty Hunter
Added: Jun 3, 2020
 
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Just after Christmas 1803, convict William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness.

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Ten Rogues - the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land
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A band of convicts, a scoundrel by the name of Jimmy Porter, a stolen brig and a daring plan for escape.


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

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Crime, Punishment and Redemption - A Convict's Story
 
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This is perhaps the only extant diary ever written during the Australian penal era whilst its convict writer was imprisoned. John Ward, writing whilst incarcerated on Norfolk Island but formerly a groom to an officer gentleman, tells a story of thwarted love that he claims led him to a life of crime including theft, sexual assault and more. In telling the candid story of his downfall he exposes his own ruthlessness and lack of empathy.

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Marauders of the Midlands - Bushrangers
 
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A history relating to some of the escaped convicts in Van Diemen's Land who became bushrangers in the Midlands area.

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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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