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The convicts' good parson : Reverend George Eastman : Van Diemen's Land 1844-1870 / Terence George Eastman, Pamela Tyson
Bib ID 8060505
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Eastman, Terence George, author
 
Description Battery Point, Hobart : Tasmania Convict Free Press, 2019 
©2019 
124 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour facsimiles, genealogical tables, colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 21 x 30 cm 
ISBN 9781771367172 (paperback)
Summary

“The epitaph on Reverend George Eastman’s grave at Isle of the Dead says George was, for twenty-six years, the faithful chaplain on Tasmania’s Peninsula and at other institutions. The account of George’s life and work in Van Dieman’s Land in the mid to late 1880s reveals a determined, witty and compassionate pastor and family man, sometimes controversial, sometimes contrite, always diligent. It was George’s firm belief that religious instruction, education and training were keys to convict reform and he set to work with vigour to prove his assertion.”--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Tasmanian and George Eastman timeline
  • 1. The convicts' good parson, Van Diemen's Land, 1844-1870
  • 2. Jericho Probation Station, July 1844-1845
  • 3. Port Cygnet Probation Station, 1845-1847
  • 4. Ross Female Factory, 1848-1854
  • 5. Norfolk Bay Probation Stations, Tasman Peninsula, 1854-1857
  • 6. Hobart Penitentiary and Brickfields, July 1857-1858
  • 7. Port Arthur Penal Settlement, 1 January 1959-25 April 1870
  • 8. George's sudden death, 25 April 1870
  • 9. Challenging times for Louisa and family after 25 April 1870.
 
Subjects Eastman, George, 1818-1870.  |  Eastman, George, 1818-1870 -- Correspondence.  |  Eastman, George, 1818-1870 -- Family.  |  Ross Female Factory (Tas.)  |  Hobart Gaol -- History -- 1803-1900.  |  Brickfields Invalid Depot (Hobart, Tas.) -- History -- 1803-1900.  |  Jericho Probation Station (Tas.) -- History -- 1803-1900.  |  Port Cygnet Probation Station (Tas.) -- History -- 1803-1900.  |  Norfolk Bay Probation Station (Tas.) -- History -- 1803-1900.  |  Religious educators -- Tasmania -- 19th century.  |  Religious work with prisoners -- Tasmania -- 19th century.  |  Chaplains -- Religious life -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Prisoners -- Religious life -- Tasmania.  |  Convicts -- Tasmania -- Port Arthur.  |  Convicts -- Tasmania -- Port Arthur -- Social conditions.  |  Penal colonies -- Tasmania -- Port Arthur.  |  Probation stations -- Tasmania -- Tasman Peninsula -- History.  |  Port Arthur (Tas.) -- History -- 1851-1901.  |  Port Arthur (Tas.) -- Biography.  |  Port Arthur Historic Site (Tas.) -- History.  |  Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.
Other authors/contributors Tyson, Pamela, author
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