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Image for Admiral:  the history, recovery and restoration of Tasmania's oldest commercial vessel.

Admiral: the history, recovery and restoration of Tasmania's oldest commercial vessel.

By: BROXAM, Graeme.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hobart, Navarine Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: 27217


Revised edition. 30 copies. 64pp, illustrated. Stapled in wrappers. Fine (new). Signed by the author. ISBN 0975133160 ***After a career of 144 years as a waterman's boat, steam launch, fishing boat and yacht, 'Admiral' has now been returned to fully operational condition, in the spirit of her original 1865 design. This booklet tells the stories of the boat and her first owner, Charles Dillon (1820-1907), a former convict who became one of Hobart's most successful water... View more info

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

Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies. Vol 3, no 1 : Centennial Edition.

By: Tasmania:

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 1990-91

Seller ID: 7485


188pp. Stapled in stiff wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. ***Papers: Aborigines & governors (Plomley); Convict families in VDL (Marjorie Tipping); Convict women (Lyndall Ryan), Gov. Macquarie (John Ritchie); Gov. Darling (Brian Fletcher); Engaging with Tasmania (Michael Roe); Aborigines & prejudice (John Mulvaney); Diet in Tasmania (Woodward); Immigration & transportation (Green); The Frontiersman in Tasmanian history (Jetson); Tasmania as seen through the wri... 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 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 wh... 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. Fine (new). 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: $25.00

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 est... View more info

Image for Tasmania's Convicts : how felons built a free society.

Tasmania's Convicts : how felons built a free society.

By: ALEXANDER, Alison.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 2010

Seller ID: 27575


318pp, black & white photographs and illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1742372058 From the dustwrapper: "Tasmania's convict ancestors, so long figures of shame to their descendants, are examined here in rich and unprecedented detail. In showing us what kinds of people the convicts really were, Alison Alexander dispels many myths. A landmark work" (Christopher Koch). 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 ... 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 H... 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

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 Oce... 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... 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 Fabric of Launceston : a collaborative community history.

The Fabric of Launceston : a collaborative community history.

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

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Launceston, LGH Historical Committee: 2016

Seller ID: 34885


Small 4to. 306pp, a few illustrations. Case-bound in brown cloth, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0994538669 *** This new history of Launceston was issued in a print run of only 300 copies in soft covers, plus a small number - fewer than 50 we believe - of this hard-cover issue. Over 50 authors have contributed short essays on the aboriginal, convict, colonial, social, transport, business, religious, institutional, cultural, sporting etc etc history of Tasmania... View more info

Image for The Royal Marine and the Convict : Samuel Thorne, James Ward and their heritage at Pitt Water and the Lower Ferry.

The Royal Marine and the Convict : Samuel Thorne, James Ward and their heritage at Pitt Water and the Lower Ferry.

By: WARD, Malcolm.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Orford (Tas), Family and Property History Research: 2016

Seller ID: 34943


4to. 112pp, well illustrated, index. Soft covers. Fine (new). ***Signed by the author. ISBN 0980307031 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: $70.00

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. 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... View more info

THRA Papers & Proceedings. Volume 58 : number 1.

By: TASMANIAN Historical Research Association.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, THRA: 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

THRA Papers & Proceedings. Volume 60 : number 2.

By: Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, THRA: 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

THRA Papers & Proceedings. Volume 63 : number 1.

By: Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, THRA: 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

Image for Transcribing Tasmanian Convict Records.

Transcribing Tasmanian Convict Records.

By: HOOD, Susan.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tasmania, Port Arthur Historic Site: 2003

Seller ID: 16758


4to. 64pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. View more info

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

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. 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: $45.00

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

Seller ID: 16986


viii, 248pp, well illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w illustrations, maps. Soft covers. Owner's small name label. A very good 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; co... View more info

Image for Winds of Change : a history of Woolnorth.

Winds of Change : a history of Woolnorth.

By: PINK, Kerry.

Price: $35.00

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

Seller ID: 35251


viii, 248pp, well illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w illustrations, maps. Soft covers. A very good+ 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 Lieutenan... 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: 16987


#106 of 250 copies thus, signed by the author. viii, 248pp, well illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, b&w illustrations, maps. Laminated pictorial papered boards. A very good+ 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 towar... View more info