Van Dieman's Land - A History

Author(s): BOYCE James

Australian Non fiction

Almost half of the convicts who came to Australia came to Van Diemen's Land. There they found a land of bounty and a penal society, a kangaroo economy and a new way of life. In Van Diemen's Land, James Boyce shows how the convicts were changed by the natural world they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo-skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of adaptation, in which the poor, the exiled and the criminal made a new home in a strange land. This is their story, the story of Van Diemen's Land.


Add to Wishlist

Product Information

Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction 2009 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Gleebooks Award for Cultural & Literary Criticism 2009.

General Fields

  • : 9781863954242
  • : BLINK
  • : BLINK
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BOYCE James
  • : TP
  • : 30-Sep
  • : 994
  • : 384