A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land

Synopsis

They played a vital role in the building of the settlements, as well as the running of the newly established colony.Simon Barnard’s A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land is a rich and compelling account of the lives of the men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania for crimes ranging from stealing bread to poisoning family members. Their sentences, punishments, achievements and suffering make for fascinating reading.And the spectacular illustrations, each one carefully drawn in meticulous detail from contemporary records, bring this extraordinary history to life.
Simon Barnard
About the author

Simon Barnard

Simon Barnard was born and grew up in Launceston. He spent a lot of time in the bush as a boy, which led to an interest in Tasmanian history. He is an illustrator and collector of colonial artifacts. He now lives in Melbourne with his girlfriend and a little dog.

Books by Simon Barnard

Related articles

Exciting Book Nerd News: Book Themed Christmas Decorations are a Thing

News | Book Life

11 December 2019

Exciting Book Nerd News: Book Themed Christmas Decorations are a Thing

    Podcast: Rachael Treasure Talks About Life, Love and Regenerative Farming

    Podcast

    9 December 2019

    Podcast: Rachael Treasure Talks About Life, Love and Regenerative Farming

    Podcast: Indigenous Elder Jack Charles Talks About his Life in this Fascinating Episode

    Podcast

    9 December 2019

    Podcast: Indigenous Elder Jack Charles Talks About his Life in this Fascinating Episode

    Top 100: Start Your Christmas Shopping

    News | Awards

    5 December 2019

    Top 100: Start Your Christmas Shopping

      I Don't Wait For Inspiration: Q&A with Garry Disher, Author of Peace

      News | Author Related

      5 December 2019

      I Don't Wait For Inspiration: Q&A with Garry Disher, Author of Peace

        Readers will Love the Remote Tasmanian Setting: Q&A with The Great Divide Author, L.J.M. Owen

        News | Author Related

        5 December 2019

        Readers will Love the Remote Tasmanian Setting: Q&A with The Great Divide Author, L.J.M. Owen

          My Dog Listens to me Plotting: Q&A with The Poppy Wife Author, Caroline Scott

          News | Author Related

          3 December 2019

          My Dog Listens to me Plotting: Q&A with The Poppy Wife Author, Caroline Scott

            Podcast: Andrew Daddo Talks About Being a Kid and Writing For Kids

            Podcast

            3 December 2019

            Podcast: Andrew Daddo Talks About Being a Kid and Writing For Kids

            Podcast: Tricia Stringer Talks About Being a Model Wife... and Much More

            Podcast

            2 December 2019

            Podcast: Tricia Stringer Talks About Being a Model Wife... and Much More

            It Would be my Worst Nightmare: Q&A with Dani Atkins, Author of A Million Dreams

            News | Author Related

            28 November 2019

            It Would be my Worst Nightmare: Q&A with Dani Atkins, Author of A Million Dreams

              COMMENTS

              Leave a Reply

              Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *