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Long winded personal history of Tasmania
on 8 September 2016
A little disappointed with this. It's a self indulgent history of Tasmania from a personal family history point of view. Some of the first half about the early history of Tasmania, the penal colony and the Aboriginal history is interesting if you can make out the wood for the trees. It's laboured, long winded, repetitive - keeping returning the same areas of history, rather than sticking to straight chronology and the small print makes it even more difficult to read, so it's a slow read. I skipped whole chunks towards the end because I didn't want to know about Merle Oberon or the Hordern family.
It's not something you'd pick up to read for fun, I think you need to be interested in Tasmania and it's history.