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Vandemonians

The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria

Janet McCalman

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28 September 2021
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From award-winning author and historian Janet McCalman, the engrossing tale of Tasmanian convict settlers in colonial Victoria It was meant to be 'Victoria the Free', uncontaminated by the Convict Stain. Yet they came in their tens of thousands as soon as they were cut free or able to bolt. More than half of all those transported to Van Diemen's Land as convicts would one day settle or spend time in Victoria. There they were demonised as Vandemonians.

Some could never go straight; a few were the luckiest of gold diggers; a handful founded families with distinguished descendants. Most slipped into obscurity.

Burdened by their pasts and their shame, their lives as free men and women, even within their own families, were forever shrouded in secrets and lies.

Only now are we discovering their stories and Victoria's place in the nation's convict history. As Janet McCalman examines this transported population of men, women and children from the cradle to the grave, we can see them not just as prisoners, but as children, young people, workers, mothers, fathers and colonists.

From the author of Struggletown and Journeyings, this rich study of the lives of unwilling colonisers is an original and confronting new history of our convict past-the repressed history of colonial Victoria.
By:   Janet McCalman
Imprint:   Miegunyah Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   688g
ISBN:   9780522877533
ISBN 10:   0522877532
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   28 September 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Janet McCalman is known for her award-winning books Struggletown, Journeyings and Sex and Suffering, all published by MUP. She co-edited with Emma Dawson What Happens Next- Reconstructing Australia after Covid-19' in 2020. For over twenty years she taught and researched interdisciplinary history at the University of Melbourne. In 2018 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

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