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Thomas Bigge’s view of education in Van Diemen’s Land

Thomas Bigge’s view of education in Van Diemen’s LandDraft In 1785 Britain had to face the dilemma of what to do with the convicts it had been sending to the American colonies from 1718 to 1785. It is estimated that … Continue reading

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Magistrates – 1803-1824

The background to the operation of the justices of the peace in Van Diemen’s Land goes back to 1787 and the First Charter of Justice for the Colony of New South Wales. This document provided that Justices in New South … Continue reading

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