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Towards Bellerive : the development of the Kangaroo Bay/Kangaroo Point area, 1806 to 1830


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Ball, Margaret 1997 , 'Towards Bellerive : the development of the Kangaroo Bay/Kangaroo Point area, 1806 to 1830', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This study makes a first attempt to document from primary source material
Bellerive's earliest settlement in 1806, when it was known as Kangaroo Bay
and Kangaroo Point, and its subsequent development through to 1830. The
end date was decided by limitation of time but proved to be a mile-stone
marking the passing of an epoch of a rampant illegal stock trade and the
consolidation of a commercial ferry service provided both by government and
private individuals. Government interest in the area is apparent from
Macquarie's intervention in 1812, to 1824 when Lieutenant-Governor Arthur
attempted to domicile an Aboriginal group there. Reports from the late 1820s
and early 1830s present it as most unsavoury, in contrast with Bellerive's later
reputation as a fashionable watering-place. The current work makes no effort
to investigate the latter phenomenon but suggests that such research would be
worthwhile both in terms of land use study and changing human perceptions
of their environment.
The current study does draw attention to the early extensive settlement of the
area and the role played by Calcutta arrivals and relocated Norfolk Islanders,
including three who arrived in Australia in 1788 with the first fleet.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Ball, Margaret
Keywords: Bellerive, Tasmania, History, 19th century
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Thesis (M.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1997. Includes bibliographical references

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