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James Jordan
James Jordan's Last Journey, Norfolk Island to Norfolk Plains 1813, by Irene Schaffer, 1991,  52pp,  A4, soft cover, indexed.
 
The story of James Jordan (3rd Fleet) and Mary Butler (2nd Fleet) follows their time on Norfolk Island and James' move to Van Diemen's Land settling at Norfolk Plains (Longford).
 
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Kettle Broth for Tea, by Trevor Byard, 1998 revised,  224pp,  A5, soft cover, not indexed.
 
Third revised edition. Previously published in 1983 same title and in 1990, a somewhat modified text, circulated as Pains & Perils of Our Pioneers.
 
The story of the author's paternal family's arrival and settlement in Van Diemen's Land from 1856. The first part of the book is based on Ann Byard's shipboard diaries as she & her husband James accompanied 30 young women on the "Ambrosine" to Launceston. The family settled first at Cluan then went to Caveside beyond Deloraine. Many references to linked families e.g.Hingston, Pearn, Cook, etc. The balance of the book uses more than six decades of diaries of their youngest son Clement b.1852 to show the faithful struggle of small farmers during the period to c.1930. Well supplied with maps, photographs, samples of diary pages and reproductions of relevant engravings from contemporary journals.
 
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Knowles Family, England to Midlands Tasmania 1825-1993, by Ann & Ian Moyle, 1993,  219pp,  A4, soft cover, indexed.
 
The family and descendants of John Knowles from Leicestershire, convict per 'Marquis of Hastings'. John arrived in VDL in 1839 and married Matilda Porter in 1851. Full of photographs, references and family information. Also includes some Porter family background.
 
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Bidencope
The Bidencope Story, by Irene Schaffer, 2004,  73pp,  A4, soft cover, indexed.
 
The fascinating story of the Bidencope family and the successful business that they established and ran in Hobart.
 
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Watcher of the Skies, by Margaret Giordano, 1995,  124pp,  A5, soft cover, indexed.
 
The story of the BIGGS family, Wesleyan Methodists from Bedfordshire who immigrated to VDL in 1833. Gives an account of their life here using historical information and personal records. Wonderful account of the times. Follows on with their son Alfred Barret BIGGS who grew up to become a pioneer in the fields of Astronomy, Seismology and Telecommunications. In his later years he became popularly known as Launceston's Astronomer Royal.
 
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