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The Sherburds
Added: Nov 25, 2021
 
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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
Added: Nov 25, 2021
 
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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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On His Majesty's Service - George Augustus Robinson's First Forty Years in England and Van Diemen's Land
 
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This partial biography of Robinson's first forty years presents a new Robinson - not the 'Black Robinson' of Rae-Ellis, James Bonwick, John West and James Erskine Calder, nor the 'White Robinson' of Mark Twain - but a 'Grey Robinson', a grey robin with a red breast.

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Patchwork Prisoners - the Rajah Quilt and the women who made it
 
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Patchwork Prisoners is a study of the 180 female convicts who were transported on the convict ship Rajah from England to Hobart, Van Diemen's Land in 1841, and the Rajah Quilt they made during their voyage.

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Point Puer... the boys' prison of Port Arthur
 
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A history of Point Puer at Port Arthur convict settlement, Van Diemen's Land - the first exclusive boys prison in the British Empire.

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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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Repression, Reform & Resilience
 
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A history of the Cascades Female Factory edited by Alison Alexander.

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Reverend George Eastman - The Convicts' Good Parson
 
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The story of a parson who believed that convicts in the later period of Van Diemen's Land's transportation era (1844-1870) could be reformed and who did all within his ability to help them achieve this lofty goal.

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Tasmania's Convicts - how felons built a free society
 
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While the public stigma of its convict past has given way to a contemporary fascination with colonial history, in Tasmania's Convicts Alison Alexander debates whether the convict past lingers deep in the psyche of white Tasmania.

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Tasmanian Rogues & Absconders Volume 1 - New Frontiers 1803-1821
 
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A look at some of the history of Tasmania's early beginnings as a penal colony of the British Empire, covering the period 1803-1821.

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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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The Australian Convict Recipe Book
 
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This little cookbook includes 150 practical recipes from colonial Tasmanian times plus historical photographs, convict rules and rations and the unabridged story of Bessie Baldwin, convict cook to Governor Sir John Franklin.

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