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  2. Thumbnail for Delving into the "black books" of convict knowledge

    Delving into the "black books" of convict knowledge

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/325-delving-into-the-black-books-of-convict-knowledge
    20 Jun 2017: In 1803, the first of almost 73,000 convicts landed on what was then called Van Diemen’s Land. Over the course of the next 50 years convict clerks kept meticulous records of each new arrival in leather-bound volumes. Pouring over the voluminous
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    University of Tasmania historian shortlisted for Ernest Scott Prize

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/249-university-of-tasmania-historian-shortlisted-for-ernest-scott-prize
    26 Mar 2017: A book by University of Tasmania History and Classics Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow Penny Edmonds has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Ernest Scott Prize. The $13,000 prize is awarded to work based upon original research, which
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    Unlocking insights from one of the world’s greatest archives

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2016/68-unlocking-insights-from-one-of-the-worlds-greatest-archives
    14 Apr 2016: Tasmania is one of the few places on the planet where it is possible to study intergenerational health issues. This is because the settler population was amongst the best documented in the British Empire. Why? They came against their will. The life
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    Convict children taken to Australia grew up taller than their UK peers

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/413-convict-children-taken-to-australia-grew-up-taller-than-their-uk-peers
    17 Sep 2017: Male Tasmanian-born prisoners, arrested in the second half of the nineteenth century, were over four centimetres taller, on average, than transported convicts. And they were nearly two centimetres taller than free migrants who were born in Britain
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    Honouring the extinct, one thylacine at a time

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2020/993-honouring-the-extinct-one-thylacine-at-a-time
    27 Apr 2020: The thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) might be extinct, but at least 764 specimens still exist in museums and collections around the world. Through an exploration of the lives, deaths and afterlife as museum specimens of individual thylacines, a new
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    A home for everyone?

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/408-a-home-for-everyone
    12 Sep 2017: While Australia has an egalitarian mythology, where everyone has a chance, the roots of problems with access to housing lie in our history. The first land grants were given to former convicts as a way to control an unfenced prison colony. As free
  8. Thumbnail for A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France

    A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1135-a-belgian-farmer-moved-a-rock-and-accidentally-annexed-france
    12 May 2021: This week, a farmer in the Belgian town of Erquelinnes caused an international ruckus when he moved a stone standing in his tractor’s path. This stone marked the boundary between Belgium and France. By moving it 2. 29 metres, he expanded Belgium’s
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    How early Australian settlers drew maps to erase Indigenous people

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1138-how-early-australian-settlers-drew-maps-to-erase-indigenous-people
    31 May 2021: The new Netflix series Shadow and Bone opens with cartographer Alina Starkov crammed into the back of a rumbling wagon, sketching a war-torn landscape. A flashback to her childhood in an orphanage shows her looking at a map of a conflict zone. A
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    Let the games begin

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2018/570-let-the-games-begin
    5 Apr 2018: Britain’s territorial vastness was neatly summed up in the Victorian era by the observation that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”. For 350 years, dating from when the East India Company was founded in 1600 until after the end of
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    A Tasmanian Requiem

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2018/586-a-tasmanian-requiem
    24 Apr 2018: On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public

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