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Port Arthur cover
Port Arthur 1830-1877, by Ian Brand, no date,  67pp,  A5, soft cover, not indexed.
 
Ian Brand has used, wherever possible, original documents to present a balanced view of Port Arthur and its allied stations on the Tasman Peninsula. Looks at the history of transportation and the convict system in VDL as well as many other chapters on convict life. Extremely informative, good reference for the convict system.
 
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Sarah Island cover
Sarah Island, by Ian Brand, 1995 reprint,  77pp,  A5, soft cover, not indexed.
 
An account of the penal settlements of Sarah Island, Tasmania from 1822-1833 & 1846-1847. Includes chapters on transportation, convict system, history of the settlement, prisoners, military, punishment, murders and escapes. Ideal for anyone with a convict sent to Sarah Island or anyone interested in the convict system.
 
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The Last Ladies
The Last Ladies, by Christine Woods, 2004,  287pp,  A5, soft cover, indexed.
 
An indepth look at the last female convicts to be transported from the United Kingdom to Australia on the Duchess of Northumberland November 1852 - April 1853.
 
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Macquarie Harbour cover
The Penal Settlement of Macquarie Harbour, by Hans Julen, 1976,  83pp,  A5, soft cover, not indexed.
 
Looks at why Sarah Island was chosen for a penal settlement and the isolation of the whole Macquarie Harbour area. Chronological history of life and events on and around the island. Includes a list of absconders. Highly informative. Bibliography included.
 
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Coal Mines cover
The Port Arthur Coal Mines 1833-1877, by Ian Brand, no date,  92pp,  A4, soft cover, not indexed.
 
Story of the first successful coal mines in VDL. Looks at the Mines discovery, the convict period and after 1848 private enterprise. Gives a good view of what it was like for the convicts working the Mines. Another one of Ian Brand's well researched and written books looking into our fascinating convict past. Includes many illustrations.
 
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