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Michael Howe : the last & worst of the bushrangers of Van Diemen's Land & the Van Diemen's Land warriors
Bib ID 8633855
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Royal Exchange, NSW : ETT Imprint, 2021 
©2021 
90 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, 1 map, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781922698056 (paperback)
Summary

"In 1818, Thomas Wells wrote the first work of general literature published in Australia, describing the life of British highwayman, convicted to Van Diemen’s Land; the bushranger Michael Howe (1787-1818). Howe and his gang plundered the New Norfolk and other early settled areas in Tasmania. Also included in this volume - Van Diemen's Land Warriors, the first verse published in Tasmania in 1827. This satire on the military forces for their failure to put an end to bushranging was suppressed by Government Order, and all copies burnt, except one. Both volumes were originally republished by historian, George Mackaness, who also introduces and contributes an essay on Mathew Brady (1799 – 1826) – not the first but definitely the last of the Tasmanian bushrangers."--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Introduction / by George Mackaness
  • Michael Howe : the last & worst of the bushrangers of Van Diemen's Land / by Thomas Wells
  • Matthew Brody / by George Mackaness
  • Van Diemen's Land warriors, or The heroes of Cornwall / by James Atkinson
  • Endnotes.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90)

Subjects Atkinson, James, 1794-1834.  |  Howe, Michael, 1787-1818.  |  Brady, Mathew, 1799-1826.  |  Bushrangers -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Outlaws -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Bushrangers -- Tasmania.  |  Outlaws -- Tasmania.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies
Other authors/contributors Wells, T. E. (Thomas E.), 1782-1833, author  |  Mackaness, George, 1882-1968, author  |  Atkinson, James, author  |  Juvenal, Pindar. Van Diemen's Land warriors, or The heroes of Cornwall
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Michael Howe : the last and worst of the bushrangers of Van Diemen's Land and The Van Diemen's Land warriors

Van Diemen's Land warriors

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