This is a concise and lively history of Tasmania from its earliest times to the late 1990s. It is also a case study of British colonization in Australia, tracing the rocky path from invasion to modernity, from the rigours of Van Dieman's Land to the Franklin Dam controversy. Michael Roe has added two new chapters updating the story to 1996. Aimed at tourists, general readers and younger students of Tasmanian history.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia