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Land settlement in early Tasmania : creating an antipodean England

Author: Sharon Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Studies in Australian history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Van Diemen's Land as a case study in nineteenth-century European expansion and imperialism.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Morgan
ISBN: 0521390311 9780521390316
OCLC Number: 23015402
Description: x, 214 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: 1. The alienation of land and spread of settlement --
2. Ambitious, avaricious men: an examination of land grantees, 1804-1823 --
3. 'A very comfortable situation': a social history of land settlement --
4. The 'best kind of property': farmers and livestock in early Van Diemen's Land --
5. Agriculture --
6. A 'luscious abundance': colonial gardens and gardening --
7. 'If it moves, shoot it': the impact of European settlement on the environment --
8. Farming in a convict colony: the problems of the bush --
9. A 'sadistic frenzy': European-Aboriginal contact --
Conclusion: Van Diemen's Land in the history of European imperialism --
App. 1 Extent and number of grants made in each year, 1804-1823 --
App. 2 Chief Executives of Van Diemen's Land, 1803-1830 --
App. 3 Governors of New South Wales, 1803-1830.
Series Title: Studies in Australian history.
Responsibility: Sharon Morgan.
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