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Between andonly the southeastern portion of the island was visited. Tasmania was not known to be an island until Matthew Flinders and George Bass circumnavigated it in the Norfolk in — In andthe French expedition commanded by Nicolas Baudin explored D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Maria Island and carried out charting of Bass Strait Baudin had been associated, like Peyroux, with the resettlement of the Acadians from French Canada from mostly what is now called the New Brunswick area to Louisiana.
Sealers and whalers based themselves on Tasmania's islands from and in AugustNew South Wales Governor Philip King sent Lieutenant John Bowen to establish a small military outpost on the eastern shore of the Derwent River to forestall any claims to the island arising from the activities of the French explorers.
Major-General Ralph Darling was appointed Governor of New South Wales inand in the same year he visited Hobart Townand on 3 December proclaimed the establishment of the independent colony, of which he became governor for three days. Port Arthur, TasmaniaConvicts on the West Coast of Tasmania From the s to the abolition of penal transportation known simply as "transportation"Van Diemen's Land was the primary penal colony in Australia.
Following the suspension of transportation to New South Wales, all transported convicts were sent to Van Diemen's Land. Only the most difficult convicts mostly re-offenders were sent to the Tasman Peninsula prison known as Port Arthur.
Female convicts were assigned as servants in free settler households or sent to a female factory women's workhouse prison. There were five female factories in Van Diemen's Land.
Convicts completing their sentences or earning their ticket-of-leave often promptly left Van Diemen's Land. Many settled in the new free colony of Victoriato the dismay of the free settlers in towns such as Melbourne. On 6 Augustthe brig Cyprus, a government-owned vessel used to transport goods, people, and convicts, set sail from Hobart Town for Macquarie Harbour Penal Station on a routine voyage carrying supplies and convicts.
While the ship was becalmed in Recherche Bayconvicts allowed on deck attacked their guards and took control of the brig. The mutineers marooned officers, soldiers, and convicts who did not join the mutiny without supplies.
The convicts then sailed the Cyprus to CantonChina, where they scuttled her and claimed to be castaways from another vessel. On the way, Cyprus visited Japan during the height of the period of severe Japanese restrictions on the entry of foreigners, the first Australian ship to do so.
Tensions sometimes ran high between the settlers and the "Vandemonians" as they were termed, particularly during the Victorian gold rush when a flood of settlers from Van Diemen's Land rushed to the Victorian goldfields.
Complaints from Victorians about recently released convicts from Van Diemen's Land re-offending in Victoria was one of the contributing reasons for the eventual abolition of transportation to Van Diemen's Land in This removed the unsavoury criminal connotations with the name Van Diemen's Land and the " demon " connotationwhile honouring Abel Tasman, the first European to find the island.
The last penal settlement in Tasmania at Port Arthur closed in A powerful nationalism surges through our country. It points to the feelings of dispossession that have been abroad in our land. It hints of past betrayal. This has all you need for the novel study Abel's Island.
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