Historic Tasmania: Port Arthur to the Derwent Valley

We travel across Van Diemen’s Land to visit the rugged west coast and Macquarie Harbour. A visit to Port Arthur shows the resources used by the penal institutions. We meet the ruling class and see the disastrous effect on the indigenous population. Culture arrives with the Franklins. We complete our journey with a return to Hobart and the wonders of the Derwent Valley.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Taylor, H.G, The Discovery of Tasmania, Cat & Fiddle Press, 1973
  • Alexander, Alison, Obliged to Submit, Montpelier Press, Tasmania 1999
  • Boyce, James, Van Diemen’s Land, Black Inc, 2008
  • Flanagan, Richard, Wanting, Random House, 2008

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Penitentiary Chapel
  • Russell Falls, Lake St. Clair, Queenstown, Strahan
  • Macquarie Harbour tour
  • Bushrangers, The Black Line, George Augustus Robinson
  • Franklin House, Evandale, John Glover
  • Ben Lomond, Clarendon, East Coast
  • Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur
  • Mt. Wellington, Ancanthe, Cascades Female Factory
  • Derwent Valley, Runnymede, St David’s Cathedral
  • MONA, Trugannini

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, student should be:

  1. Develop a greater understanding of Tasmania’s history and place in Australia’s development.
$74 Limited / $67

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18 Jun

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