The History of Tasmania 2 Volume Set

The History of Tasmania 2 Volume Set

by John West
     
 

John West (1809-1873) was an English-born minister who received a Colonial Missionary Society post in Tasmania in 1838. West became an outspoken opponent of the ongoing government policy of transporting convicts from Britain to Tasmania. Around 1847 a wealthy supporter approached West to write the colony's history, although it had been a British territory only

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John West (1809-1873) was an English-born minister who received a Colonial Missionary Society post in Tasmania in 1838. West became an outspoken opponent of the ongoing government policy of transporting convicts from Britain to Tasmania. Around 1847 a wealthy supporter approached West to write the colony's history, although it had been a British territory only since 1803. West accepted the task and, amid his campaigning and other responsibilities, completed this two-volume work which was published in 1852. It is divided between a straightforward narrative of events and thematic issues such as the treatment of the Aboriginal peoples and the issue of the convict transport system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108030816
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/29/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - History Series
Pages:
756
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.77(d)

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