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  2. Thumbnail for Archaeology field school unearths unique opportunities

    Archaeology field school unearths unique opportunities

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2019/834-archaeology-field-school-unearths-unique-opportunities
    12 Mar 2019: What was life like for the convicts who spent eight gruelling years building the Midlands Highway between Hobart and Launceston? In partnership with the Southern Midlands Council, the University of Tasmania has conducted a two-week long
  3. 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
  4. Thumbnail for Optical collection gives crystal clear peek into past

    Optical collection gives crystal clear peek into past

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/487-optical-collection-gives-crystal-clear-peek-into-past
    7 Dec 2017: Our island ‘can-do’ spirit, secret wartime missions and reconnaissance flights are elements captured in a unique collection, featuring the work of Hobart’s World War II ‘Optical Munitions Annexe 9/101’ and its 25 year post-war
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    Lessons from the life of Sarah Wentworth

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2019/845-lessons-from-the-life-of-sarah-wentworth
    3 Apr 2019: As her final assignment in the Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania, Ros Escott chose to explore the life of Sarah Wentworth, who was the wife of renowned explorer and politician, William Wentworth, and a significant character of
  6. Thumbnail for Graduates secure prestigious scholarships to ask the big questions

    Graduates secure prestigious scholarships to ask the big questions

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/336-graduates-secure-prestigious-scholarships-to-ask-the-big-questions
    29 Jun 2017: Two University of Tasmania graduates will undertake the opportunity of a lifetime as recipients of a scholarship to study theology at the University of Oxford. Adrian Staples and Harrison Virs have been awarded the scholarships by Reverend Professor
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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
  8. Thumbnail for Can Ancient Rome offer lessons on marriage laws?

    Can Ancient Rome offer lessons on marriage laws?

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/447-can-ancient-rome-offer-lessons-on-marriage-laws
    5 Nov 2017: The bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed the Senate, with 43 voting yes, 12 no votes, with some senators abstaining from casting a vote. The bill was passed without amendment, and will not move to the House of Representatives for further
  9. Thumbnail for The top 5 things to do at Hobart Open Day if society fascinates you

    The top 5 things to do at Hobart Open Day if society fascinates you

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2018/682-the-top-5-things-to-do-at-hobart-open-day-if-society-fascinates-you
    25 Jul 2018: Are you interested in how the law works, the dark side of history, or how to educate the next generation? Come to Hobart Open Day and hear from our staff and students about what to study to feed your thirst for knowledge. Whether you’re
  10. Thumbnail for Delving deeper into your ancestry

    Delving deeper into your ancestry

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2019/839-delving-deeper-into-your-ancestry
    22 Mar 2019: Caroline, you completed the Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania. Tell us about your experience studying this course. I commenced the inaugural unit of the diploma, Introduction to Family History, in 2016. At that time, I had been
  11. Thumbnail for From architect to historian

    From architect to historian

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2016/109-from-architect-to-historian
    22 Jun 2016: Prue Slatyer thought Tasmania was missing an incredible opportunity to capitalise socially and economically from its regional historical assets. So she went back to university to change that. An avid traveller and established architect with a strong

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