The Resource Cleansing the colony : transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land, Kristyn Harman

Cleansing the colony : transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land, Kristyn Harman

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Cleansing the colony : transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land
Title
Cleansing the colony
Title remainder
transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land
Statement of responsibility
Kristyn Harman
Title variation
Transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land
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Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows Australia was once a penal colony, but few realize that New Zealand prisoners were sent there. During the mid-nineteenth century at least 110 people were transported from New Zealand to serve time as convict labourers in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Even more were sentenced by colonial judges to the harsh punishment of transportation, but somehow managed to avoid being sent across the Tasman Sea. In examining the remarkable experiences of unremarkable people, this fascinating book provides insights into the lives of people like William Phelps Pickering, a self-made entrepreneur turned criminal; Margaret Reardon, a potential accomplice to murder and convicted perjurer; and Te Kumete, a Maori warrior transported as a rebel. Their stories, and others like them, reveal a complex society overseen by a governing class intent on cleansing the colony of what was considered to be a burgeoning criminal underclass. This lively book also offers insights into penal servitude in Van Diemen's Land as revealed through the lived experiences of the men and sole woman transported from New Zealand. Whether Maori men serving time for political infractions, white-collar criminals, labourers, vagrants or the soldiers sent to fight the empire's wars, each convict's experiences reveal something about the way in which the British Empire sought to discipline, punish and reform those who trespassed against it
Awards note
Ockham New Zealand Book Award for General Non-Fiction, Longlist 2018.
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
993.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
DU194
LC item number
.H37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Cleansing the colony : transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land, Kristyn Harman
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Cleansing the colony : transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land, Kristyn Harman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn991675919
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
247 pages, xxiv pages of plates
Isbn
9781988531069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, colour plan, portraits (chiefly colour)

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