Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

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Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

<p>Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way.

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Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way. We explore the early history of the colony and join the Governor as he journeys across this most distant outpost of the British Empire. We then travel across Van Diemen’s Land to visit the rugged west coast and Macquarie Harbour before completing our journey in modern-day Hobart.


SUGGESTED READING
The Discovery of Tasmania - H.G Taylor, Cat & Fiddle Press, 1973
Obliged to Submit - Alison Alexander, Montpelier Press, Tasmania1999.
Van Diemen’s Land - James Boyce, Black Inc, 2008
Wanting - Richard Flanagan, Random House, 2008


COURSE OUTLINE
Discovery

  • Early maritime explorers
  • Securing the colony against the French
  • Risdon Cove, David Collins founds Hobart

Macquarie’s First Journey

  • Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie
  • Hobart, Battery Point, Narynya, New Norfolk
  • Mount Nelson, Epping Forest, Cleveland,
  • Launceston, Cataract Gorge
  • Tamar Valley, Port Dalrymple, George Town

Macquarie’s Second Journey

  • Davey, Sorrell
  • Woolmers, Brickendon
  • Exploring the historic Norfolk Plains Villages
  • Longford, Entally Estate, Perth, Campbell Town, Ross
  • Oatlands, Kempton, Richmond

The Western Wilderness

  • Penitentiary Chapel
  • Russell Falls, Lake St. Clair, Queenstown
  • Strahan, Macquarie Harbour, Sarah Island
  • Waldheim, Sheffield
Lt. Governor George Arthur
  • The Black Line, Wybalenna, Augustus Robinson
  • Franklin House, Evandale, John Glover
  • Exploring Ben Lomond, Deddington, Clarendon
  • East Coast, Dunalley, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur

Sir John and Lady Franklin

  • Exploring Mount Wellington, Cascade Brewery,
  • Ancanthe, Female Factory, Rokeby

The Derwent Valley – The Phoenix Rises

  • Hobart Salamanca Markets, St David’s Cathedral
  • Runnymede, Theatre Royal, MONA, Trugannini


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation of the development of Van Diemen’s Land.
  2. Want to explore more of Tasmania’s colonial heritage.