A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land

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  • Title: A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land
  • Author: Simon Barnard
  • ISBN: 9781922079343
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land”

    1. This is one of the best convict books every written. I've been submerged in convict-era research for a couple of years now, but the illustrations of this book just cement all that learning. I really feel I should've started at this book.This picture book is not simple. It is an incredibly dense text that I took twenty days to read, wanting to drink up every last word and illustration before turning the page. There are interesting small stories, and more in depth segments concerning the political [...]

    2. A well constructed and laid out, quick but thorough, look at the convicts and convict system that operated in the old Van Dieman's Land.The illustrations bring to life many of the aspects of the first part of the 1800s and is where this book shines, as does the summary of some of the 73000 people transported to VDL. I thought his bibliography was a bit short but then saw on his web site a very comprehensive listing. See: simonbarnard/I assume this is aimed at the early High School age group but [...]

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