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Convicts of Van Diemen's Land

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 186 pages
Author: H. Melville
Year: (1835) 1970
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Other: b&w photos, bibliog
Publisher: Australian Publishing Co.

Consists mainly of a reprint of a book by Henry Melville (1800-1874), written in 1835, while in jail in Hobart Town. Describes in detail life in Van Diemen's Land at that time, during the administration of Lieut. Governor Colonel George Arthur.

The preliminary pages consist of revealing commentary about convicts, including extracts from notes by an officer of the Convicts Department, Port Puer.

Contents:
Convict's of Van Diemen's Land
Convict Life and Treatment
The Hospital
The Coal Mines Station
Examples of Punishment Employed in the Early Port Arthur Days
List of Offences and Punishments Extracted from the Actual "Punishment Book"
How Absconding was Published Under Captain Booth's Administration
Extracts from the Notes of an Officer of the Convicts Department, Point Puer
Van Diemen's Land

 

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