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Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemenís Land


Harman, K, Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land, Carceral Archipelago, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 31 October 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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Like many New Zealanders, I grew up hearing stories about the Australian penal colonies, particularly anecdotes of London pickpockets and similarly desperate, impoverished characters, and the harsh and sometimes unfair regimes of punishment and deprivation under which such convicts lived and laboured. These tales often took on mythic proportions. Little did we know that our homeland was instrumental in transporting people from New Zealand across the Tasman Sea into captivity throughout much of the 1840s until 1853 when transportation to Van Diemenís Land ceased.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Convicts, New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, history, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:New Zealand history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Harman, K (Associate Professor Kristyn Harman)
ID Code:122135
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-11-02
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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