14 Nov 2017

The New Zealand convicts shipped across the Tasman

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 14 November 2017

Between 1843 and 1853, an eclectic mix of more than 110 soldiers, sailors, Maori, civilians and convict absconders from the Australian penal colonies were transported from New Zealand across the Tasman. Kristyn Harman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Tasmania has collected their stories in her new book Cleansing the Colony: Transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land.