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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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Although this book concentrates on land settlement in Tasmania, such a focus encompasses a wide range of historical themes relevant to Australia's colonial history and prompts comparisons with other ex-colonial countries and frontier societies. Land status determined many other factors, so Land Settlement in Early Tasmania is able to investigate how white settlement affected the native Tasmanians and how they  Read more...
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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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This book presents Van Diemen's Land as a case study in nineteenth-century European expansion and imperialism. It treats the first decades of the settlement, encompassing the effects of the European  Read more...

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