My Home in Tasmania 2 Volume Set My Home in Tasmania: Volume 2

My Home in Tasmania 2 Volume Set My Home in Tasmania: Volume 2

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Louisa Anne Meredith's account of her life in Tasmania was published in 1852. She was an experienced traveller, and this work is remarkable for being the first detailed account by a woman of life in the colony. Its shrewd observations and descriptive personal narrative make it an engaging read, as well as providing a valuable historical record. A keen botanist and artist, Meredith describes the island's natural life in great detail in beautiful and evocative passages. This first volume covers the journey to the island and her initial impressions of it. Her discussions of 'polite society', politics, prisoner and ex-prisoner populations, the 'white slave' issue, and her attitudes to the island's native people, also provide fascinating examples of colonial attitudes in the period and of how different cultures and backgrounds existed together on the island. For more information on this author, see
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 380g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 9 Halftones, black and white
  • 110802033X
  • 9781108020336
  • 2,014,534

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Departure from Sydney; 2. Night alarm; 3. The hunt; 4. Journey to Swan Port; 5. Journey continued; 6. Cambria; 7. Bush fires; 8. Excursion to the Schoutens; 9. Swan Port conchology; 10. Our new home of 'Riversdale'; 11. Home occupations; 12. The aborigines of Van Diemen's Land; 13. Joyful removal to Spring Vale; 14. Garden-making; 15. The 'Devil'.
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