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Van Diemen's land

Author: James Boyce
Publisher: Melbourne : Black Inc., 2010.
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"Van Diemen's Land is a new, groundbreaking history of the settlement of Tasmania. James Boyce's book is filled with new facts and new ideas about one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of British colonialism. Combining environmental insights with an unrivalled grasp of the politics of the frontier, it will change the way scholars and the general public alike view Australian colonial history."--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Boyce
ISBN: 9781863954914 1863954910
OCLC Number: 618121229
Awards: Winner of The Tasmanian Book Prize 2009
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Part I. The early years, 1803-1807 --
Van Diemonian sea-wolves --
The settlement of the Derwent --
How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? --
A kangaroo economy --
Part II. The making of Van Diemen's Land, 1808-1823 --
Access without conquest --
The Lieutenant Governor of the woods --
Cross-cultural encounters --
The "savage life" of the Van Diemonians --
Food, clothing and shelter --
Wine, women and song --
Part III. Van Diemen's Land conquered, 1824-1838 --
The coming of Little England --
Controlling the convicts --
Imposing dependence --
Fighting the Aborigines --
Part IV. Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania? 1839-1956 --
The triumph of Little England --
The survival of Van Diemen's Land --
The end of transportation --
Victoria's Van Deimonian Foundation --
Conclusion --
Appendix. Towards genocide: government policy on the Aborigines, 1827-1838 --
Partition or exile? --
The removal of the Aborigines in a time of war --
The removal of the Aborigines in a time of peace --
Postscript. The final conquest --
Chief Executives of Van Diemen's Land, 1803-1861.
Responsibility: James Boyce.

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"Van Diemen's Land is a new, groundbreaking history of the settlement of Tasmania. James Boyce's book is filled with new facts and new ideas about one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of British colonialism. Combining environmental insights with an unrivalled grasp of the politics of the frontier, it will change the way scholars and the general public alike view Australian colonial history."--Provided by publisher.

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