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The History of Tasmania, Volume I   By: (1809-1873)

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THE

HISTORY OF TASMANIA:

by

JOHN WEST,

Minister of St. John Square Chapel, Launceston.

VOLUME I.

Tasmania: Henry Dowling, Launceston. 1852.

Tasmania: Printed By J. S. Waddell, Launceston

Facsimile edition 1966

TO HENRY HOPKINS, OF HOBART TOWN, ESQ.,

THE

HISTORY OF TASMANIA,

UNDERTAKEN AT HIS REQUEST, IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

LAUNCESTON, SEPTEMBER, 1852.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The author takes this opportunity to thank the gentlemen who have allowed him, for several years, the use of their works on the colonies, and valuable original papers; especially the trustees of Lady Franklin's Museum, Messrs. R. Lewis, Hone, Gunn, Joseph Archer, Henty, P. Roberts, Wooley, and Pitcairn.

The public are indebted to Ronald Gunn, Esq., for the section on Tasmanian Zoology; and to Mr. F. Wales for a useful list of the chief places in this country.

CONTENTS VOL. I.

DISCOVERY.

SECTION I. p. 1.

Anthony Van Diemen, governor of Batavia Sir Joseph Banks obtains Tasman's charts and journal brass hemispheres at Amsterdam discovery of Van Diemen's Land Maria Island visit of Captains Marion, Furneaux, Cook, Clerke, Cox, Bligh, D'Entrecasteaux discovery of Bass' Straits by Bass and Flinders Flinders' misfortunes and death Baudin misfortunes of our eminent navigators monument erected by Sir John Franklin to Flinders.

SECTION II. p. 20.

Colonel Purry's project opinion of Dalrymple Cook's account of New South Wales fleet assemble at Motherbank Phillip governor various opinions of the prospects of the colony.

FROM 1803 TO 1824.

SECTION I. p. 27.

Van Diemen's Land occupied state of Port Jackson at the time Port Phillip occupied abandoned account of Buckley debarkation at Sullivan's Cove names of officers Paterson occupies at Port Dalrymple account of Collins Burke's remarks Collins' history Lord Hobart.

SECTION II. p. 34.

Hobart Town named York Town Tamar river Launceston the first house Norfolk Island vacated settlers conveyed to Van Diemen's Land overflow of the Hawkesbury destitution deposition of Bligh he visits the Derwent conduct of Collins establishes a newspaper his death monument erected by Franklin to his memory.

SECTION III. p. 48.

Lieutenant E. Lord acting lieutenant governor ditto Captain Murray visit of Governor Macquarie Davey lieutenant governor improvements effected St. David's church built Bent's newspaper death of Colonel Davey.

SECTION IV. p. 53.

Form of colonial government courts legislative orders administration of justice Abbot judge advocate of Van Diemen's Land opinions of Mackintosh Bentham torture arbitrary conduct of Macquarie governor's court Abbot's death.

SECTION V. p. 66.

Lieutenant Governor Sorell checks bushranging immigration of settlers their privileges Macquarie's account of Van Diemen's Land.

SECTION VI. p. 70.

Sheep introduced Merino lambs imported into Van Diemen's Land wool purchased by Mr. Hopkins.

SECTION VII. p. 73.

Whaling duties on colonial oil fetters of trade Captain Howard's misfortunes currency of Van Diemen's Land trading habits.

SECTION VIII. p. 78.

Religious efforts notices of Reverends Johnson, Marsden, Knopwood Wesleyan first Sunday school Reverends Horton, Mansfield, Macarthur bible society Reverend J. Youl Reverend P. Connolly.

SECTION IX. p. 86.

Bill for better administration of justice supreme court established colonial agent departure of Sorell Leith company Sorell's character agricultural societies advantages of immigrants at the present time.

FROM 1824 TO 1836.

SECTION I. p. 95.

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur, superintendent at Honduras dispute with Colonel Bradley with the slaveholders state of Van Diemen's Land court proclaimed trial by jury charges against Mr... Continue reading book >>




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