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Reynolds, H, Foreword, Van Diemen's Land An Aboriginal History, NewSouth Publishing, M Johnson and I McFarlane (ed), Sydney, NSW, pp. vii-x. ISBN 9781742234212 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]


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Abstract

Tasmanian settlers were keen to change the Islandís name from Van Diemenís Land to Tasmania in the 1850s when the British government brought convict transportation to an end and the colony was accorded the right to establish its own parliament with wide powers of internal self-government. But a name change could not expunge the legacy of the turbulent and tragic events of the first half of the nineteenth century any more than Tasmanians born after 1850 could ignore the enduring presence of the imposing architecture of the convict era which was an everyday presence in town and country alike.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:history, Australia
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
Author:Reynolds, H (Professor Henry Reynolds)
ID Code:121115
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-11
Last Modified:2017-09-13
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