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Image for Australia's Birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era.

Australia's Birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era.

By: SMITH, Babette.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 2008

Seller ID: 24721


400pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 1741146046 View more info

Image for Convicts at Sea : the voyages of the Irish convict transports to Van Diemen's Land, 1840-1853.

Convicts at Sea : the voyages of the Irish convict transports to Van Diemen's Land, 1840-1853.

By: McMAHON, Anne.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Canberra, Author: 2011

Seller ID: 29168


500 copies only. Small 4to. x, 104pp, 3 black & white illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Signed by the author. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0646555510 View more info

Image for Hobart Hebrew Congregation: 150 years of survival against all odds.

Hobart Hebrew Congregation: 150 years of survival against all odds.

By: FIXEL, Heidi.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, The Congregation: 2001

Seller ID: 13014


Reprint (first published 1995). 100pp, illus. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Produced for the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Hobart Synagogue. Still in use, and distinguished by the presence of convict benches at its rear, the building is the oldest such structure in Australia. View more info

Image for Maids, Masters and Magistrates : twenty women of the convict ship New Grove: maid servants in Van Diemen's Land.

Maids, Masters and Magistrates : twenty women of the convict ship New Grove: maid servants in Van Diemen's Land.

By: HYLAND, Jeanette E.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Blackmans Bay, Tas., Clan Hogarth: 2007

Seller ID: 22776


238pp, black & white and colour illustrations. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Signed by the author, and with an owner's name (both on half-title). ISBN 0980320909 View more info

Image for Mortmain : a collection of choice petitions, memorials and letters of protest and request from the convict colony of Van Diemen's Land; written by divers persons, both eminent and lowly…

Mortmain : a collection of choice petitions, memorials and letters of protest and request from the convict colony of Van Diemen's Land; written by divers persons, both eminent and lowly…

By: FitzSymonds, Eustace (ed).

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hobart, Sullivan's Cove: 1977

Seller ID: 4891


Collected and transcribed from the originals by Eustace FitzSymonds, with numerous pages of the manuscripts shewn in facsimile. #348 of 500 numbered copies. Folio. 262pp, illustrations (facsimiles of some of the documents). Full cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for Norfolk Island. By Captain Maconochie, R.N., K.H., Late Superintendent.

Norfolk Island. By Captain Maconochie, R.N., K.H., Late Superintendent.

By: MACONOCHIE, Alexander:

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hobart, Sullivan's Cove: 1973

Seller ID: 34833


#10 of 220 numbered copies, initialled by the publisher, of which the first ten are special, thus, in quarter green morocco and green buckram by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt and with two raised bands. Presented here in a larger format than the standard issue (wider margins). 32ppp. Printed by Edwards and Shaw. Head and fore-edges uncut. A fine clean copy. ***Reprint of the London first edition of 1847 (Ferguson 4582). Maconochie's reply to several MPs who in a recent Commons debate had assumed (and asserted) that the author's system of convict management had been a failure. He... View more info

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Port Cygnet English Convicts.

By: COAD, David.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Kingston (Tas), Author: 2017

Seller ID: 35040


4to. 264pp, illustrated with black & white photographs, index. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. Signed by the author. ISBN 0980692377 *** 86 mainly English convicts (includes a few Irish and Scots who married an English convict) who settled in the Port Cygnet district of southern Tasmania from the 1840s. View more info

Image for Probation in Paradise: the story of convict probationers on Tasman's and Forestier's peninsulas, Van Diemen's Land, 1841-1857.

Probation in Paradise: the story of convict probationers on Tasman's and Forestier's peninsulas, Van Diemen's Land, 1841-1857.

By: THOMPSON, John.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: 2007

Seller ID: 23918


Oblong 4to. 272pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, with many maps and plans. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0646481118 View more info

Image for Repression, Reform & Resilience : a history of the Cascades Female Factory.

Repression, Reform & Resilience : a history of the Cascades Female Factory.

By: ALEXANDER, Alison (ed).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Convict Women's Press: 2016

Seller ID: 34898


264pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 0995359903 View more info

Image for Shadow Over Tasmania. For the first time - the truth about the state's convict history.

Shadow Over Tasmania. For the first time - the truth about the state's convict history.

By: SMITH, Coultman.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, J. Walch & Sons: 1979

Seller ID: 35543


Umpteenth impression. Small 8vo. 150pp, b&w illus. Pictorial soft covers. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Strabane of the Mulberry Hills : the story of a Tasmanian lake in 1841.

Strabane of the Mulberry Hills : the story of a Tasmanian lake in 1841.

By: HAY, William.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1929

Seller ID: 6400


First edition. 414pp. Original cloth with the dustwrapper featuring a Beattie photograph of Lake St Clair. The front lower corner slightly bumped, the wrapper a trifle chipped at the extremities, otherwise a very good clean copy. With the publisher's small 4pp booklet 'Opinions of the Press on Strabane of the Mulberry Hills' [all positive you will be surprised to hear]. *** The story concerns the disappearance of the wife of Heylin Tamlash, the owner of the Tasmanian estate 'Strabane...', which is cleared up with the help of the bushranger Martin Cash; the malicious oddity of two vaguely arty ... View more info

Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers & Proceedings. Volume 58 : number 1.

By: Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: April2011

Seller ID: 29501


118pp, black & white illustrations. Soft covers. Fine [new]. ***Eldershaw memorial Lecture 2010 - John Hirst, 'Quite conrary: turning over Australian history' / Death and convict transportation / Free children transported with convict parents / A Yorkshire rebel's (William Rice) struggle to obrtain his freedom / Daniel Herbert / William Cuffay in Tasmania / Eugene Rossiet Lennon / Thomas Meagher, Sgt Daniel Murphy and the Bennett family, Richmond, Tasmania. View more info

Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers & Proceedings. Volume 60 : number 2.

By: Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: August,2013

Seller ID: 31951


pp67-122, black & white illustrations & maps. Soft covers. Fine [new]. *** Hawley Stancombe and the Glendessary Press; convict letters; prison treadmills in VDL; bushfires 1850s-1890s; wild cattle on Pelion Plain. View more info

Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers & Proceedings. Volume 63 : number 1.

By: Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: April2016

Seller ID: 34980


92pp, black & white illustrations. Soft covers. Fine [new]. *** Dr Fritz Noetling(Terry); Henry Butler Stoney (Marshall); Mary Martin, convict and schoolmistress (Bradmore & Carter); Orphan schools (Snowden); book reviews. View more info

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 10 (2005). Migration : making Tasmania home?

By: Tasmania:

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2005

Seller ID: 20378


Small 4to. 116pp. Soft covers. Fine (new). ***Includes three papers from the Centre's 2004 conference, and six additional articles: Robin Haines: Tragedy or triumph? Migrant voyages to Australia in the age of sail. Jim Hammerton: Ten Pound Tasmanians, the British-Tasmanian experience of postwar assisted migration. Lyn Andersch: Tasmania - our most recent humanitarian arrivals. Billy Badger: 'Second-hand Realities', Erich Fried and Tasmania. Margaret Lindley: A College of Moral Exhibition, the Stranger in Hobart. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart: The life and death of James Thoas. Will Mooney: A Great ... View more info

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 13 (2008). Enterprise & Livelihood in the Tasmanian past.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2008

Seller ID: 25574


Small 4to. 174pp. Soft covers. Fine (new). ***Includes four papers from the Centre's 2007 conference - Tasmania! Tasmania! (Geoffrey Blainey); Archeological evidence for Van Diemen's Land whaling in the Southern Oceans (Susan Lawrence); Convict Coal Mining in VDL 1822-48 (Richard Tuffin); Thomas Cook and the institutionalisation of tourism in late 19thC Tasmania (Marian Walker) - and three additional articles: Curiosity, Collections and William Legrand 1855-1902 (Joan Holloway); Annie Baxter's Imperial career 1834-38 (Toni Sherwood); Exploring 'Amentia'in the Tasmanian convict system 1824-90 ... View more info

Image for Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 17 (2012). Writing Australian and Tasmanian history.

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 17 (2012). Writing Australian and Tasmanian history.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2013

Seller ID: 31516


Small 4to. 160pp. Soft covers. Fine (new). *** Writing Tasmanian History, the case of James Backhouse Walker (Heather Felton); The life and death of Joseph Forrester, convict silversmith (Douglas Wilkie), Henry Allport (1890-1935), the art of biographical sketching (Caitlin Sutton); A play for 'National Theatre', Fifi Banvard in Hobart 1950-53 (Michael Roe); Visions of Bell Bay, deep-water port, industrial precinct and regional planning 1912-74 (Stefan Petrow). View more info

Image for Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 22 (2017). Divisions, Disputes and Discords in Tasmanian and Australian history.

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 22 (2017). Divisions, Disputes and Discords in Tasmanian and Australian history.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2017

Seller ID: 35723


Small 4to. 96pp. Soft covers. Fine (new). *** Casual expansion by land grantees in VDL (Wegman); Female convict labour and absconding rates in colonial Australia (Maxwell-Stewart & Quinlan); Tasmania--NZ tension over apples (Smith); Forestry and tourism in Geeveston (Stronach); Voices of a university - celebrating 125 years of the University of Tasmania (various). View more info

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 4, no 2.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 1994

Seller ID: 7488


Continuing the Bulletin for the Centre of Tasmanian Historical Studies. 54pp. Stapled in wrappers, as issued. Very good. ***Papers: Historical survey of Northern Tasmania, Edith Waterworth & criminal law reform, Irish immigrant women, Emigration & convict wives, J.F. Pascoe's ideology of justice, Connecticut/Pennsylvania Land controversy. View more info

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 6, no 1.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 1998

Seller ID: 7491


102pp. Soft covers. Very good. ***Papers: The crimes of D'Arcy Wentworth; Aboriginal identity and nationality; The Vandemonian spirit and the Law; the politics of Australian federation in the 1880s and the 1990s; the Tasmanian legacy of the convict system; Tasmanian street children and social policy in the 1890s; the authentic Van Diemen's Land convict voice. View more info

Image for Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 6, no 2.  Exiles of Empire: convict experience and penal policy 1788-1852.

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 6, no 2. Exiles of Empire: convict experience and penal policy 1788-1852.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 1999

Seller ID: 22146


Special Convict Issue. Selected papers from the annual conference of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Hobart, 1998. 162pp. Soft covers, spine slightly faded. A very good clean copy. ***Papers: The Convict Question (A.G.L. Shaw); Writing about convicts (Alan Atkinson); A Pious Negro Servant (Ian Duffield); Power and Loyalties on Midlands Properties 1820-40 (Bruce Hindmarsh); Race, Caste & Hierarchy: penal settlements of South East Asia and the Indian Ocean 1790-1880 (Clare Anderson); Work and Punishment in early Port Arthur (Hamish Maxwell-Stewart); Freedom and Hope at the pena... View more info

Tasmanian Historical Studies : Volume 9. Family and Gender in Australia and Tasmania.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2004

Seller ID: 18259


Small 4to. 147pp. Soft covers. Fine (new). ***Includes papers from the Centre's 2003 conference, as well as three from the special 'Windschuttle debate' conference in Launceston May 2003. Anna Haebich: 'Bridging the Gap - Assimilation and Aboriginal Women and Their Households'. Patricia Grimshaw and Sharon Low: 'Looking Again at the Women's Vote in Tasmania'. Marilyn Lake: 'Translating Needs into Rights - Race, Manhood and the Family Wage'. Andrew Piper: 'Admission to Charitable Institutions in Colonial Tasmania - from Individual Failing to Social Problem'. Dianne Snowden: 'Convict Marriage... View more info

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The Convict Letter Writer.

By: HODGSON, Alice Meredith.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Forty South Publishing: 2018

Seller ID: 35924


274pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0648265110 ***THe correspondence of an ex-convict servant, Eliza Williams, to her former masters, the Leake family of 'Rosedale' in Tasmania's midlands. View more info

Image for The Dillingham Convict Letters.

The Dillingham Convict Letters.

By: FORSTER, Harley W. (ed).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Cypress Books/Victorian Historical Association: 1970

Seller ID: 21780


(Cypress Historical Backgrounds no 4.) 27pp. Stapled in stiff wrappers (slight surface rubbing). Very good. *** '...from the Hulks, Woolwich, the transport ship Catherine Stewart Forbes, and from Sandy Bay and Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land,1831-9.' View more info

Image for The Fabric of Launceston : a collaborative community history.

The Fabric of Launceston : a collaborative community history.

By: DUNNING, Tom; Barbara Valentine & Paul Richards (eds)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Launceston, LGH Historical Committee: 2016

Seller ID: 34789


First printing of 300 copies. Small 4to. 306pp, a few illustrations. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0994538669 ***Over 50 authors have contributed short essays on the aboriginal, convict, colonial, social, transport, business, religious, institutional, cultural, sporting etc etc history of Tasmania's 'northern capital'. View more info

Image for The Travails of Jimmy Porter : a memoir 1802-1842.

The Travails of Jimmy Porter : a memoir 1802-1842.

By: PORTER, James.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Strahan, Round Earth Company: 2003

Seller ID: 17058


117pp, line illus, map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ***Prepared for publication by Richard Innes Davey from the original manuscript by James Porter, and with an Afterword by Hamish Maxwell-Stewart. Porter was one of the convict pirates who seized the brig 'Frederick' in Macquarie Harbour in 1834. His account of this affair was published, anonymously, in the Hobart Town Almanack of 1838. View more info

Image for The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841.

The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841.

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2001

Seller ID: 12418


1000 copies, case-bound in buckram, with illustrated dustwrapper. 240x176mm. xiv, 718pp, 9 colour & 56 b/w illustrations, 5 maps. A fine clean copy ISBN 0908528299 ***Includes the full text of Jorgenson's hitherto unpublished account of the 'revolution' in Iceland in 1809, in which he was briefly installed as 'Protector' - and which was the source of the name by which he is known to Tasmania history - the 'Convict King'. Jorgenson's adventurous life - and his often unreliable accounting of it - are examined in meticulous detail. View more info

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Van Diemen's Women : a history of transportation to Tasmania.

By: KAVANAGH, Joan & Dianne Snowden.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Dublin, The History Press Ireland: 2015

Seller ID: 34211


Large 8vo. 400pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1845888855 *** Examines the lives of the women transported from Ireland to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), aboard the convict ship 'Tasmania' in 1845. The winner of the Australian Historical Association's Kay Daniels Award in 2018. View more info

Image for Voices from the Orphan Schools : the children's stories.

Voices from the Orphan Schools : the children's stories.

By: SNOWDEN, Dianne.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: 2018

Seller ID: 35689


8vo. 298pp, illustrated. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 064698537X *** The King's / Queen's Orphan Schools - later the Queen's Asylum for Destitute Children - in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), 1828-79. View more info

Image for White Rag Burning : Irish women committing arson to be transported.

White Rag Burning : Irish women committing arson to be transported.

By: SNOWDEN, Dianne.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Forty South Publishing: 2018

Seller ID: 35691


Large 8vo. 236pp, illustrated. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 064826517X ***Between 1841 and 1853, nearly 250 women were transported from Ireland to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) for arson, representing a far higher rate than for other groups of convicts. View more info

Image for Winds of Change : a history of Woolnorth.

Winds of Change : a history of Woolnorth.

By: PINK, Kerry.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Timaru, NZ, Van Diemen's Land Company: 2003

Seller ID: 36042


#221 of 250 copies thus, signed by the author. 8vo. viii, 248pp, well illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w illustrations, maps. Laminated pictorial papered boards. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0646426621 ***Occupying the very north-western corner of Tasmania, 'Woolnorth' was established in 1829 by - and is still owned by - the Van Diemen's Land Company. Its history has all the elements of early Vandemonian / Tasmanian history: conflict with (and brutality towards) aborigines; convict and indentured labour; conflict with the Lieutenant-Governor in Hobart Town; and the diffic... View more info