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The History of Tasmania, Volume I: Vol I [Hardcover]

John West

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1 Mar 2008
Excerpt: ...quarrels. The herdsmen were often careless and dishonest, and their masters were liable to share the reproach of their mistakes or guilt. The marks distinguishing such property easily escaped the memory: it was often left to the choice of the magistrate to commit for felony, or resign the dispute to a civil tribunal. The constabulary were mostly prisoners of the crown. Their office entitled them to an earlier attainment of their liberty than other convicts: the detection of a serious crime gave them claims for a still quicker liberation; and the desire of freedom prompted them to lay snares for persons suspected, and even to commit a crime that they might charge it on the innocent. Thus, they would sometimes slaughter a branded beast, and throw its skin on the premises of the selected victim. Such atrocious wickedness was certainly not common, but that it sometimes occurred is beyond all doubt. Pg 168 Captain Serjeantson, of the 40th regiment, a gentleman connected with several opulent settlers, was murdered (1835). The family collected
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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: IndyPublish.com (1 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437800432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437800432
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

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5.0 out of 5 stars History at its best 7 Feb 2013
By Cliff P. Boer - Published on Amazon.com
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A phenominal story that takes the reader back to the early days of British colonial settelment. Written in the period covered by a meticulous and astute observer who quotes sources with footnotes throughout. As the reader I was confronted by the ghastly details of how "New Holland" was settled by Europeans. It covers in great detail the harshness, difficulties and situations faced by the immigrants as well as the Aboriginals.

Written in the form of early English as it was written in the 1800's, it takes a bit of getting used to for the reader not aquainted with the form of writing. However, the story it tells is up close and extremely enlightening. The details given leave the reader in no doubt about life was like in this period.

I highly recommend this book to the reader who desires to know what life was like back in the early 1800's when Australia was first being settled by Europeans.
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