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This is a short historical account of Tasmania form the time when its only human inhabitants were the Aborigines to the present.  It stresses the importances of the past in dtermining the Tasmania of today.


important periods covered include: the British occupation of Van Diemen;s Island as a penal colony, the mining boom on the west coast; the spread of agriculture; the development of secondary industry, directly linked with hydro-electric power; involvement in the Great War, the soldier settlement programme, and the Second World War; The Great Depression, and the econonmic prosperity during and immediatley after the Second World War, tourism and environmental concerns.  


This is a great resource book for seconary school students

The Tasmanian Story Lloyd Robson

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