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A short history of land settlement in Tasmania

Hurst, William Nevin 1938 , A short history of land settlement in Tasmania , H.H. Pimblett, Government Printer, Tasmania.

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Students of the history of Tasmania know that
Governor King, in Sydney, upon hearing that a French
expedition was lingering suspiciously about Van Diemen's
Land and the adjacent islands, decided to forestall
them, and in fear of losing British territory
despatched, in 1803, a small band of military officers,
soldiers, prisoners, and settlers to take possession of
and settle upon this island. This book details the history of land settlement from the early days of settlement. The author
endeavours to show how the
land in this island has been gradually disposed of,
first by free grants, and then by purchase on long
terms of credit.
At the time of writing this process been carried on for 134 years
and most of the good Crown land had been selected :
there is still, however, a considerable area of second
and third class country in this State, and if the scientists
who are striving to turn all the land in this
State to a good account can make any suggestions
of a practical nature as to how it may be profitably
treated, the native youth of Tasmania may still be able
to purchase on long terms and make a living in his
native State.

Item Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Hurst, William Nevin
Keywords: Land settlement, Tasmania, History, Land grants, Special & Rare Collections, University of Tasmania
Publisher: H.H. Pimblett, Government Printer
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Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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Morris Miller Rare HD 1039 .T3 H78 1938

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