Abel Tasman: A sailor of the seas: His voyage of discovery [18 December 1923]

[Editor: An article about Abel Tasman, the Dutch discoverer of Tasmania. Published in The World, 18 December 1923.] Abel Tasman. A sailor of the seas. His voyage of discovery. “Journal or description by me, Abel Janzs Tasman, of a voyage made from the town of Batavia, in the East Indies, for the discovery of the […]

Tasmania as a penal settlement [chapter 40 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 40 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 31 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XL Tasmania as a penal settlement Governor Arthur was recalled in 1836, and Sir John Franklin, the great Arctic explorer, succeeded him. He had already seen service in Australia, […]

Settlement of Tasmania: Early bushrangers: Hostile Blacks [chapter 39 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 39 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 24 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXIX Settlement of Tasmania Early bushrangers: Hostile Blacks Colonel David Collins, the first Governor of Tasmania, died suddenly in 1810, and three years elapsed before his successor, Colonel Thomas […]

Foundation of Tasmania: Convicts sent from mainland [chapter 38 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 38 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 17 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXVIII Foundation of Tasmania Convicts sent from mainland For some years after the arrival of the first fleet (1788) it was thought Tasmania formed part of the mainland of […]

Foundation of Tasmania: First settled by convicts and soldiers [chapter 11 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 11 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 26 August 1934.] The story of Australia — XI. Foundation of Tasmania First settled by convicts and soldiers For some years after the arrival of the First Fleet (1788) it was thought Tasmania formed part of the […]