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(formerly Van Diemen's Land) a member state of the federal Commonwealth of Australia, has a population (2007) of 478,000. Hobart (population 206,000), established 1803, is the largest city ...

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... Island state of Australia, separated from Victoria by the Bass Strait. The chief cities are Hobart , the state capital in the s , and Launceston in the n . Tasmania is mountainous and forested, with a temperate maritime climate. The first European discovery was made by Abel Tasman in 1642 , and it was named Van Diemen's Land. In 1777 , Captain Cook visited it and claimed it for the British, who established a penal colony. In 1825 , Tasmania became a separate colony and it was federated as a state of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 ....

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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...Tasmania , Australia ( Anthony Van Diemensland, Van Diemen’s Land ) A state since 1901 and an island. In 1642 it was visited by Abel Tasman who named it Anthony Van Diemen’s Land (in Dutch, Anthoonij van Diemenslandt) after Anthony van Diemen ( 1593–1645 ), governor-general of the Dutch East Indies at the time, who sponsored the expedition. A dependency of New South Wales from 1803 , it was separated from New South Wales in 1825 and became a separate colony. In 1855 it was renamed Tasmania after Abel Tasman as was the Tasman...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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... , (formerly Van Diemen's Land) a member state of the federal Commonwealth of Australia, has a population ( 2007 ) of 478,000. Hobart (population 206,000), established 1803 , is the largest city and state capital. Discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1642 and named Van Diemen's Land it became infamous, following British occupation in 1803 , for its ill‐treatment of convicts (especially at Hell's Gate and Port Arthur) and the extermination of its Aboriginal population. Its name was changed to Tasmania in 1856 to help rid the island of its...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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... 1804 until transportation ended in 1853 , Tasmania received almost seventy-five thousand convicts, mostly male, who built much infrastructure. Lieutenant Governor William Denison ( 1847–1854 ) argued that without convict labor and British funds to run the penal system the Tasmanian economy would decline, but the morally outraged antitransportationists triumphed. Their hyperbolic concerns were described in John West's History of Tasmania of 1852 . After self-government was granted in 1856 , Tasmania operated with the gentry-dominated Legislative...

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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...named Van Diemen’s Land it became infamous, following British occupation in 1803 , for its ill-treatment of convicts (especially at Hell’s Gate and Port Arthur) and the extermination of its Aboriginal population. Its name was changed to Tasmania in 1856 to help rid the island of its evil reputation. Until the 1860s Tasmania was Australia’s major wooden shipbuilding centre and an important exporter of food to the mainland. The island lost population and was adversely affected by the discovery of gold in Victoria in 1851 . The island’s agricultural...

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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...as its potential is large. The island state has 1,320 ha/3,260 acres of planted vineyards, which is less than 1% of Australia’s total, but Tasmania has for several years been the one Australian wine region where demand for grapes outstrips supply. It crushed a total of 7,388 tonnes of grapes in 2010 , a figure virtually unchanged since 2004 . Outside observers not only habitually exaggerate the extent of Tasmania’s viticulture, but are oblivious to the diversity of terroir and climate in the island’s extremely complex geography. There are sites which are...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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... Tasmania is the smallest state in the Australian Federation . It is thus both of lesser importance in terms of number of seats in the Commonwealth House of Representatives (compared with other states), and of disproportionately greater importance in the Senate. Tasmania therefore ‘punches above its weight’ in Australian politics. While it has only ever provided one Australian prime minister, Joseph Lyons , its elected representatives have skilfully exploited the opportunities Federalism and intergovernmental politics provide. Thus in 2003 , when the...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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...such institutions as Hobart's Theatre Royal ( 1837 ), the Royal Society of Tasmania ( 1843 ), and Anglican schools in both Launceston and Hobart ( 1846 , 1847 ). Seeing transportation as a moral evil and an impediment to self-government, many colonists—most famously John West —crusaded for its abolition, which occurred in 1852–53 . The end-point of West's excellent History of Tasmania (1852) is the success of the anti-transportation movement. The name-change to Tasmania came with self-government in 1855–56 . The population was then around 80 000....

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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...from Tasmania, A , a verse satire written by Edward Kemp , was published in 1846 . The major target of the poem is the governor of Van Diemen's Land, John Eardley-Wilmot , although there are attacks on Kemp's fellow littérateurs, including David Burn , Nathaniel Lipscomb Kentish and R. L. Murray . A Voice from Tasmania has some historical interest as the first book by an Australian-born author to be published in Tasmania; the racing description included in the poem is an early specimen of the genre, preceding the better-known work of Adam Lindsay...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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...A Family in Van Diemen's Land 1828–1885 . Orford, Tasmania: Joan Roberts, 1986. Cotton, Jackson . Touch the Morning: Tasmanian Native Legends . Hobart: O.B.M., 1979. Dick, Charlotte I. Huon Belle . London: Arthur H. Stockwell, 1930. Gardam, Faye , ed. Immense Enjoyment: The Illustrated Journals and Letters of William L. Wells 1884–1888 . Devonport, Tasmania: Devon Historical Society, 1987. Oats, William Nicolle . Backhouse and Walker: A Quaker View of the Australian Colonies 1832–1838 . Sandy Bay, Tasmania: Blubber Head Press, 1981. Sansom, Clive . ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • Campania , Catania, pannier • apnoea • Oceania , Tanya, Titania • biennia , denier, quadrennia, quinquennia, septennia, triennia • Albania , balletomania, bibliomania, crania, dipsomania, egomania, erotomania, kleptomania, Lithuania, Lusitania, mania, Mauritania, megalomania, miscellanea, monomania, nymphomania, Pennsylvania, Pomerania, pyromania, Rainier, Romania, Ruritania, Tasmania, Transylvania, Urania • Armenia , bergenia, gardenia, neurasthenia, ostopenia, proscenia, sarcopenia, schizophrenia, senior, Slovenia • Abyssinia , Bithynia,...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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(formerly Van Diemen's Land) a member state of the federal Commonwealth of Australia, has a population (2007) of 478,000. Hobart (population 206,000), established 1803, is the largest city and state ...
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A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (5 ed.)

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..., map of The female pubic area [form shape] 1975 Murray Bail Contemporary Portraits 140: She came over the window, combing her hair, the sill slicing her at the knees … the blurred invitation between her legs like Tasmania. 1986 Robert G. Barrett The Real Thing 160: ‘I might slip back to Miss Cox’s place afterwards and see if she wants to give me another look at her “map of Tasmania”.’ 1996 Kaz Cooke Get a Grip 3: It was a red plastic mini-skirt that would just about cover somebody’s map of Tasmania, but not if you were ever in the habit of, say,...

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A verse satire written by Edward Kemp, was published in 1846. The major target of the poem is the governor of Van Diemen's Land, John Eardley-Wilmot, although there are attacks ...

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