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xii, 332pp, 15 b&w illus. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1107014581 ***Utilising key themes to bind his narrative, Reynolds explores how geography created a unique economic and migratory history for Tasmania, quite separate to the mainland experience. He offers an astute analysis of the island’s economic and demographic reality, by noting that this facilitated the survival of a rich heritage of colonial architecture unique in Australia, and allowed the resident population to foster a powerful web of kinship.