The History of Tasmania 2 Volume Set

The History of Tasmania 2 Volume Set

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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.
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  • Paperback | 756 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 45mm | 1,040g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1108030815
  • 9781108030816
  • 1,292,849

Table of contents

Volume 1: Part I. Discovery: 1. Anthony Van Diemen, governor of Batavia; 2. Colonel Purry's project; Part II. From 1803 go 1824: 1. Van Diemen's Land occupied; 2. Hobart Town named; 3. Lieutenant E. Lord acting lieutenant-governor; 4. Form of colonial government; 5. Lieutenant-Governor Sorrell; 6. Sheep introduced; 7. Whaling; 8. Religious efforts; 9. Bill for better administration of justice; Part III. From 1824 to 1836: 1. Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur, superintendent at Honduras; 2. Rise of the Australian press; 3. Van Diemen's Land Company formed; 4. State of society at Hobart; 5. Dispute between Jennings and Montagu; 6. Grammar school; 7. Bank of Van Diemen's Land; 8. Liabilities of publicans; 9. Endowment of emigrants with land; 10. Van Diemen's Land divided into counties; 11. Brisbane grants; 12. Wakefield's colonization scheme; 13. Bank of Australasia; 14. Glorious 23rd of May!; 15. Mr. W. Bryan's disagreement with Arthur; 16. 'True Colonist'; 17. Recall of Arthur; Part IV. From 1836 to 1843: 1. Snodgrass acting-governor; 2. Difficulties respecting the churches; 3. Education; 4. Distillation forbidden; 5. Franklin arranges probation system; Part V. From 1843 to 1847: 1. Sir William Denison meets the twelve; 2. Struggle against transportation; 3. London agency; 4. Lord J. Russell's speech; 5. The 'Australias are One'; Zoology: 1. Mammalia; 2. Birds; 3. Fishes; 4. Reptiles; 5. Insects; 6. Mollusca. Volume 2: Part I. The Aborigines: 1. Tasman's account of the natives; 2. Conflict at Risdon; 3. Causes of conflict; 4. Proclamation against them; 5. Murders committed by natives; 6. Conciliation; 7. Mr. Robinson's efforts; 8. Disposal of the natives; 9. Rapid extinction; 10. Origin of the natives; Part II. Transportation: 1. Exile; 2. State of English gaols; 3. Bentham's project; 4. Voyage; 5. Early difficulties of convict management; 6. Origin of bushranging; 7. Habits of convict population; 8. The colonies re-act on each other; 9. Bigge's recommendations; 10. Land granted to settlers employing convicts; 11. Assignment established in America; 12. Escapes from Macquarie Harbor; 13. Macquarie Harbor; 14. Escape of prisoners; 15. Arthur's principles of penal government; 16. Disposal of mechanics and specials; 17. Views of ministers; 18. Convict system of New South Wales; 19. Franklin's appointment; 20. Remarks on Machonochie's system; 21. Sir Wm. Molesworth's committee; 22. Lord John Russell's plan; 23. Lord Stanley's probation system; 24. System in Van Diemen's Land; 25. Treatment of female prisoners; 26. Lord Stanley's directions for the disposal of women; 27. Views of transportation; Conclusion; Alphabetical account of the chief places in Tasmania.
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