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Van Diemen's Land-Scapes


Wegman, I, Van Diemen's Land-Scapes, Globalisation, Entrepreneurship and the South Pacific: Reframing Australian Colonial Architecture 1800-1850, 17-18 October 2018, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 66-71. ISBN 9781922016355 (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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In 1821, Thomas Scott stopped at a hut on Macquarie River, just outside today’s town of Ross in Tasmania’s Midlands. He sketched it out, noting that it was "Built of Mud and thatched with grass, of the most rude description". His drawing shows this – a rough hut with a dog sleeping in a bark shelter nearby, a small kitchen garden almost out of frame. Scott noted that when he drew it there were no huts within six miles. Although the British had been in Van Diemen’s Land for nearly twenty years by then, and travelling through the centre of the island from Hobart to Launceston for fifteen, settlement in the Midlands was still at a very rudimentary stage.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Van Diemen's Land, history, Tasmania, landscape history, GIS
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Wegman, I (Dr Imogen Wegman)
ID Code:125537
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-04-22
Last Modified:2018-04-24

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