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Van Diemens Land


Boyce, J, Van Diemens Land, Black Inc., Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 388. ISBN 9781863954136 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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Almost half of the convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemens Land. There they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a kangaroo economy and a new way of life. In this book, James Boyce shows how the convicts were changed by the natural world they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaptation, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land. This is their story, the story of Van Diemens Land

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Van Diemen's Land; Australian history; Convicts; British colonialism; Colonial Australia
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Boyce, J (Mr James Boyce)
ID Code:54292
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-02-16
Last Modified:2015-02-17

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