The Companion acknowledges the generosity and support of Dr Alison Alexander, editor of the original print edition of the Companion to Tasmanian History (2005). We also thank the many expert contributors to that remarkable work of scholarship whose work is reproduced here. We also acknowledge the support of Associate Professor Stefan Petrow and the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies; the Tasmanian Historical research Association; and the Community Engagement Grant Scheme of the University of Tasmania.