Van Diemen's Land

By: James Boyce

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Covers have light general wear. Spine not creased. Even age-toning to edges of page-bock. Gft inscription to half-title page, otherwise internally clean. 388pp Winner of the 2009 Tasmania Book Prize. 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 this book, 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.

Title: Van Diemen's Land

Author Name: James Boyce

Categories: Australian and New Zealand History,

Edition: First Paper Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, Black Inc.: 2009

ISBN Number: 1863954244

ISBN Number 13: 9781863954242

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Size: 155mm x 235mm

Seller ID: 023028