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The History of Tasmania

The History of Tasmania (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By West, John

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John West (1809-1873) was an English-born minister who received a Colonial Missionary Society post in Tasmania in 1838. West became an outspoken opponent of the ongoing government policy of transporting convicts from Britain to Tasmania. Around 1847 a wealthy supporter approached... West to write the colony's history, although it had been a British territory only since 1803. West accepted the task and, amid his campaigning and other responsibilities, completed this two-volume work which was published in 1852. It is divided between a straightforward narrative of events and thematic issues such as the treatment of the Aboriginal peoples and the issue of the convict transport system. Volume 1 covers the development of the colony, starting with the arrival of the Dutch in the seventeenth century, who named the island Van Diemen's Land, through to British control and its subsequent settlement as the colony of Tasmania.
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ISBN 9781108030793
Released NZ 22 Apr 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania (part: Volume 1)
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ISBN-13 9781108030793
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 22 Apr 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By West, John
Series Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania (part: Volume 1)
Category Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 362
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 994.6
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly