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Van Diemen's Land : hell in heaven / E T Emmett
Bib ID 7863984
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Emmett, E. T. (Evelyn Temple), author
 
Description Calwell, ACT : ASPG (Australian Self Publishing Group), [2018] 
©2018 
xi, 272 pages : genealogical table ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780648386599 (paperback)
Summary

"Evelyn Temple Emmett was the first Director of the Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau and a founder of the Hobart Walking Club. Today he is regarded as one of the foremost Tasmanians of his period, and is referred to as "The Father of Tasmanian Tourism'. Prior to his death in 1970, Emmett had published two books about Tasmania and contributed to many other publications. This previously unpublished book is an historical account set in the early years of Van Diemen's Land's European settlement, based on the lives of three generations of his pioneering Tasmanian family. The family arrived in Hobart Town as free settlers in 1819, just 16 years after its establishment as a penal colony. It recounts incidents and adventures of his ancestors, and their interactions with famous historical figures, convicts and aborigines."--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Pioneers
  • Cantankerous Captain Kemp
  • The genial Governor
  • A new home
  • Fatal encounter
  • Reverend Robert
  • Try, try again
  • The convict king
  • The leaky line
  • The conciliator
 
Notes

Original manuscript written in 1956.

"History, adventure, drama, romance and humour"--Cover.

National Library of Australia's NL copy signed by the author, December 2018.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Emmett, E. T. (Evelyn Temple) -- Family.  |  Emmett family.  |  Townsend family.  |  Pioneers -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Colonists -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- History -- 1803-1851.  |  Tasmania -- History.  |  Tasmania -- Social life and customs.  |  Tasmania -- Genealogy.  |  England -- Genealogy.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.

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