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    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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    The frozen continent and its connection to us

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2017/341-the-frozen-continent-and-its-connection-to-us
    4 Jul 2017: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) researchers have joined the City of Hobart for the official launch of a new research project that aims to enhance Hobart’s role as an Antarctic gateway. The Antarctic Cities project is studying the
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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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    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
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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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    Looking at Antarctica through an advertising lens

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2018/562-looking-at-antarctica-through-an-advertising-lens
    19 Mar 2018: Ever wondered how your perception of Antarctica has been shaped over the years? Influences are usually documentaries, advertising, or by reading books on the continent. Being a continent that is accessible to very few people, Antarctica is regarded
  8. Thumbnail for Convict children taken to Australia grew up taller than their UK peers

    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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    An iconic life on the stage, reborn

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2018/642-an-iconic-life-on-the-stage-reborn
    31 Jul 2018: Head of Discipline (Theatre and Performance) Dr Jane Woollard has shed a new light on the ground-breaking acting career of Eliza Winstanley — a superstar of Sydney’s theatre scene in the 1830s and 40s — though her research and creative practice
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    Why Antarctica is cool for composers

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2015/16-why-antarctica-is-cool-for-composers
    2 Sep 2015: The frozen continent's allure was particularly potent in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, when intrepid travellers would return with stories of its beauty and mystery, which in turn inspired works of art, literature and music. Dr Carolyn
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    Gateway to a new vision for Antarctic connections

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2016/88-gateway-to-a-new-vision-for-antarctic-connections
    19 May 2016: Elizabeth Leane’s mission is to integrate science and the humanities. And her latest project will take that mission global. Associate Professor Leane’s slightly unusual dual expertise of science and English (Arts and IMAS) makes her the

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