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Reconstructing a longitudinal dataset for Tasmania


Cowley, T and Frost, L and Inwood, K and Kippen, R and Maxwell-Stewart, H and Schwarz, M and Shepherd, J and Tuffin, R and Williams, M and Wilson, J and Wilson, P, Reconstructing a longitudinal dataset for Tasmania, Historical Life Course Studies, 11, (2) pp. 1-30. ISSN 2352-6343 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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2021, Cowley, Frost, Inwood, Kippen, Maxwell-Stewart, Schwarz, Shepherd, Tuffin, Williams, Wilson, Wilson This open-access work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, which permits use, reproduction & distribution in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author(s) and source are given credit.

DOI: doi:10.51964/hlcs10912


This article describes the formation of The Tasmanian Historical Dataset a longitudinal data resource spanning the 19th and early 20th century. This resource contains over 1.6 million records drawn from digitised prison and hospital admission registers, military enlistment papers, births, deaths and marriages, census and muster records, arrival and departure lists, bank accounts and property valuations, maps and plans and meteorological observations. As well as providing an account of the many different sources that have been digitised coded and linked as part of this initiative, the article outlines current and past research uses to which this data has been put. Further information on tables and key variables is provided in an appendix.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:longitudinal historical datasets, history of crime, history of health, life course history, historical demography, historical GIS
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Frost, L (Professor Lucy Frost)
UTAS Author:Williams, M (Mr Mark Williams)
UTAS Author:Wilson, P (Mr Paul Wilson)
ID Code:146141
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2021-08-22
Last Modified:2021-09-01
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