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    Tasmania’s first Professor of English celebrated

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2023/tasmanias-first-professor-of-english-celebrated
    20 Jan 2023: He was Tasmania’s first Professor of English, but William Henry Williams was also the only lecturer in the subject for the first three decades of the University’s life. Williams was one of just three academics hired as the entire teaching staff
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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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    Family history: where do I start?

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2022/family-history-where-do-i-start
    14 Oct 2022: Before you start researching your family history, you should ask yourself one very basic question: what exactly are you looking for?It sounds obvious but, according to University of Tasmania historian and coordinator of Family History program Dr
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    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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    The multicultural colony: not just convicts

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2022/the-multicultural-colony-not-just-convicts
    14 Oct 2022: Having convict heritage is considered to be a real badge of honour these days. In fact, we use the term “Australian Royalty” to refer to those with a convict in the family. But this is only one part of the story of colonial Australia. According
  7. Thumbnail for How early Australian settlers drew maps to erase Indigenous people

    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
  8. Thumbnail for Tracing the lives of early Chinese families in colonial Australia

    Tracing the lives of early Chinese families in colonial Australia

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1124-tracing-the-lives-of-early-chinese-families-in-colonial-australia
    31 Mar 2021: I’m a historian, but I’m not my family’s historian. That honour falls to my mum, who for the past twenty years or so has been delving into the lives of my ancestors. Mum started doing the family history after I began studying Australian
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    Hidden history of Chinese Australian women

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1133-hidden-history-of-chinese-australian-women
    3 May 2021: Chinese Australian history is primarily told as a history of men. Population figures suggest why — in 1901, there were almost 30,000 Chinese men in Australia, yet fewer than 500 women. But despite their small numbers, emerging research reveals
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    Understanding colonial maps

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1123-understanding-colonial-maps
    31 Mar 2021: On Boxing Day 1832 surveyors across southern Van Diemen’s Land were huddled in their tents, sheltering from the rain. Poor Charles Wedge set out to work but was ‘obliged to return’, while Raphael Clint made no pretence, recording in his log,
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    How a biography brought me to family history

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1142-how-a-biography-brought-me-to-family-history
    11 Jun 2021: Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this article may contain the names and images of people who are now deceased. Back in the early 2000s, the Australian Dictionary of Biography decided to prepare a supplement

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