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Cleansing the Colony : Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land - (Paperback)
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Everyone knows Australia was once a penal colony, but few realize that New Zealand prisoners were sent there. During the mid-nineteenth century at least 110 people were transported from New Zealand to serve time as convict laborers in the penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). Even more were sentenced by colonial judges to the harsh punishment of transportation, but somehow managed to avoid being sent across the Tasman Sea. In examining the remarkable experiences of unremarkable people, this fascinating book provides insights into the lives of people at the time.
Number of Pages: 247
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Kristyn Harman
Street Date: February 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-4544
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