Van Diemen's Land


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Van Diemen's Land:

see TasmaniaTasmania
, island state (2016 pop. 509,965), 26,383 sq mi (68,332 sq km), SE Commonwealth of Australia. It is separated from Australia by the Bass Strait and lies 150 mi (240 km) south of the state of Victoria.
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Windschuttle's counter narrative expresses three broad themes: first, he posits that British settlers in Van Diemen's Land adhered to the principles of the Enlightenment, with its emphasis on the equality of all men; second, he argues that Van Diemen's Land was settled at a time when Evangelical Christianity dominated British thought; finally, Windschuttle argues that British settlers cherished the idea of equality before the law.
He joined more than 10,000 convicts in Van Diemen's Land, toiling on a tread-wheel to grind wheat for the bakery, working on road and building projects, or breaking rocks at the nearby quarries.
After transportation to Van Diemen's Land in 1826 he earned his ticket-of-leave within a year, was appointed a field constable and assigned to the Van Diemen's Land Company where he explored north-west Tasmania and the company's quarter million acre land grant.
2, Captain William Dumaresq was the officer in charge of the Royal Staff Corps in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. But he also had civil positions: as Chief Engineer and Inspector of Roads and Bridges.
Its northern limit is at Cape York, and the extremity of the Southern Van Diemen's Land is its opposite boundary.
In particular, she points to the strength of the Van Diemen's Land movement and the way it absorbed and re-issued the accounts of depravity provided as evidence to the Molesworth Committee in 1837.
So far,as if being punished for some unknown crime, Kewell has been sentenced to solitary confinement in the Van Diemen's Land of the right wing where he's done little except remind the overworked Jamie Carragher what a long hard season it's going to be for unprotected full-backs.
James Boyce, Van Diemen's Land, Black Inc, Melbourne, 2008, xi + 388 pages; ISBN 9781863954136.
Pearce had been transported in 1819 to Van Diemen's Land - Tasmania - for seven years for the theft of six pairs of shoes.
It shows the Australian colonies at the time, including an inset map of Tasmania (then called Van Diemen's Land), areas of the coast and interior that had been explored, and an inset map of the world.
A number were convicted though and five were transported to desperate penal colonies in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land).
Franklin had been appointed Governor of Van Diemen's Land, the British colony now called Tasmania, and he invited Maconochie along as his private secretary.