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A to Z of Convicts In Van Diemens Land

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A to Z of Convicts In Van Diemens Land


Winner of the 2015 Children's Book Council Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Seventy-three thousand convicts were transported to the British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land in the first half of the nineteenth century. They played a vital role in the building of the settlements, as well as the running of the newly established colony.

Simon Barnard's A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land is a rich and compelling account of the lives of the men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania for crimes ranging from stealing bread to poisoning family members. Their sentences, punishments, achievements and suffering make for fascinating reading.

And the spectacular illustrations, each one carefully drawn in meticulous detail from contemporary records, bring this extraordinary history to life. 

Simon Barnard
Published September 2014
88 Pages
450mm x 295mm  
ISBN 9781922079343

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