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Narrating New Zealandís colonial past through convict micro-histories

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Harman, KE, Narrating New Zealand's colonial past through convict micro-histories, VIDA, Australian Women's History Network, Australia, 6 November 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Tasmaniaís world-heritage listed convict records provide extensive access to accounts of the lives of largely working-class nineteenth-century individuals. As well as containing rich physical descriptions of these individuals, they reveal narratives of a personís life leading up to conviction (including family connections) as well as lists of additional offences, punishments, and indulgences received while under sentence. Read in conjunction with related record sets such as criminal trials, this documentation can be repurposed from its original intent and used to narrate micro-histories of convict lives.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:history, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, convicts
Research Division:History 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 and Archaeology
Author:Harman, KE (Dr Kristyn Harman)
ID Code:122266
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-11-07
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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