Van Diemen Anthology 2021, The | Paperback
Our second Van Diemen Anthology features articles from the eleven finalists in the 2020-2021 Van Diemen History Prize, as selected by Dr Kristyn Harman, Prof Stefan Petrow, Paige Gleeson and Chris Champion.
Articles cover a range of pre-21st century topics including the turbulent history of the New Harbour breakwater, “the Goldie incident” (Cooee Beach, 1828), the 1914 battle to save the lower Gordon River (70 years before the more famous Gordon-below-Franklin Dam blockade), and an intriguing search for the owner of an exquisitely carved whale-bone cane.
Tony Fenton (TAS) Unsafe Harbour
Terry Mulhern (VIC) Insubordination and Improper Intimacy
FINALISTS (alphabetical order)
John Beswick (TAS) James Scott: surveyor, explorer and pioneer of North-East Tasmania
David Faber (SA) The Goldie Incident Revisited
Madonna Grehan (VIC) Embodied Charity in the Maternal and Dorcas Society
Nic Haygarth (TAS) Original Gordon-below-Franklin dispute: Beattie, BHP and Marble Cliffs
Fiona MacFarlane (TAS) Beware of Mrs Browne
Erica Nathan (TAS) The Forgotten Birdsmith
Rohan Price (QLD) The Eternal Return of Tasmanian Trauma
Danielle Scrimshaw (VIC) "Fiendish fondness for sin": homosexuality and the Tasmanian Gothic
Bradley Wood (TAS) The Mysterious Journey of Captain Charles Bayley’s Cane
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