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Casual Expansion by Land Grantees in Van Diemenís Land


Wegman, I, Casual Expansion by Land Grantees in Van Diemen's Land, Tasmanian Historical Studies, 22 pp. 1-17. ISSN 1324-048X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Talk to any surveyor, conveyance lawyer, or farmer in Tasmania today and you will hear stories of troublesome property boundaries that date back to the colonial period. These complaints are nothing new - from almost the beginning of the British colony, accusations were made against the Survey Office and the quality of its work. Two charges were commonly laid against the surveyors responsible for dividing, measuring and recording the alienation of land for the European settlers: incompetence and corruption. This article challenges this assertion by considering the actions of the European settlers within the colonial bureaucracy.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Van Diemen's Land, Survey Office, history, land grants
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:Wegman, I (Dr Imogen Wegman)
ID Code:129520
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-12-04
Last Modified:2019-01-08

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