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A history of Tasmania from its discovery in 1642 to the present time

Author: James Fenton; James Backhouse Walker
Publisher: Hobart [Tasmania] : J. Walch and Sons, 1884.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Fenton (1820-1901) was born in Ireland and emigrated to Tasmania (then known as Van Diemen's Land) with his family in 1833. He became a pioneer settler in an area on the Forth River and published this history of the island in 1884. The book begins with the discovery of the island in 1642 and concludes with the deaths of some significant public figures in the colony in 1884. The establishment of the colony on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fenton, James.
History of Tasmania.
Hobart, Tasmania, J. Walch and Sons; [etc.] 1884
(OCoLC)583914524
Named Person: Maulboyheenner; Munginabitta; Pevay.; Truganini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Fenton; James Backhouse Walker
OCLC Number: 4871999
Notes: Includes index.
Portraits with guard sheets.
Description: [5], viii-xvi, [1], 2-462 pages, [6] leaves of plates (1 folded) : folded color map, 5 portraits 4 color) ; 23 cm
Other Titles: History of Tasmania
Responsibility: By Jams Fenton ; with map of the island and portraits of aborigines in chromo-lithography.

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James Fenton (1820-1901) was born in Ireland and emigrated to Tasmania (then known as Van Diemen's Land) with his family in 1833. He became a pioneer settler in an area on the Forth River and published this history of the island in 1884. The book begins with the discovery of the island in 1642 and concludes with the deaths of some significant public figures in the colony in 1884. The establishment of the colony on the island, and the involvement of convicts in its building, is documented. A chapter on the native aborigines gives a fascinating insight into the attitudes of the colonising people, and a detailed account of the removal of the native Tasmanians to Flinders Island, in an effort to separate them from the colonists. The book also contains portraits of some aboriginal people, as well as a glossary of their language.

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