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The Resource 'Duck and green peas! For ever!' : finding utopia in Tasmania, Alison Alexander

'Duck and green peas! For ever!' : finding utopia in Tasmania, Alison Alexander

Label
'Duck and green peas! For ever!' : finding utopia in Tasmania
Title
'Duck and green peas! For ever!'
Title remainder
finding utopia in Tasmania
Statement of responsibility
Alison Alexander
Title variation
Finding utopia in Tasmania
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Duck and green peas! For ever!' This was a convict girl's version of utopia in Tasmania. A beautiful heart-shaped island in the southern sea, surely this was a good place to look for your heart's desire. How many other people have searched for or stumbled upon utopia in Tasmania? Quite a few, as it turns out. They range from Aborigines to modern commune-dwellers, from scheming settlers to hopeful farmers, from young families escaping the devastation of war in Europe to those building a bomb-proof bunker in the Tasmania bush.They looked to find utopia in the most unlikely places - Port Davey, Elephant Pass, Jackey's Marsh, Cygnet, Lake Pedder, Castra. Some hoped to bring about utopia by political means; some dreamed of individual utopias. Sometimes they succeeded. Sometimes they failed. This book tells their stories.' --Back page
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BVISBN
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1949 September 23-
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Alexander, Alison
Dewey number
994.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias
  • Quality of life
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Convicts
  • Colonists
  • Environmentalism
  • Immigrants
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
Label
'Duck and green peas! For ever!' : finding utopia in Tasmania, Alison Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Happy children of nature: the Tasmanian Aborigines -- 2. 'They glory in their misdeeds': heaven for crooks -- 3. 'I want for Nothing but my Liberty': utopia for some convicts -- 4. 'England with a finer sky': paradise for free settlers -- 5. 'An antipodean Garden of Eden': yeoman farmers and evangelists -- 6. 'Peace, purity and prosperity': utopia for, or without convicts? -- 7. 'Great, glorious and free?', independent Tasmania -- 8. 'Paradise is found!', the prosperous 1880s -- 9. In the doldrums: secessionists and yeoman farmers -- 'This romantic island, with its great wild beauty': five utopians -- 11. 'The glorious sunrise of socialism': socialists and communists -- 12. 'Great stride in harnessing of state's resources': the Labor Party and hydro-industrialisation -- 13. 'A fairytale country' - for some: post-war immigrants -- 14. 'A treasure far beyond money value': attitudes to the bush -- 15. 'Entrancing loveliness': Lake Pedder and other environmental battles -- 16. Seeking nirvana: alternative living -- 17. 'The envy of the world': Tasmania discovered
Control code
000063632005
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780648218050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1056627720
Label
'Duck and green peas! For ever!' : finding utopia in Tasmania, Alison Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Happy children of nature: the Tasmanian Aborigines -- 2. 'They glory in their misdeeds': heaven for crooks -- 3. 'I want for Nothing but my Liberty': utopia for some convicts -- 4. 'England with a finer sky': paradise for free settlers -- 5. 'An antipodean Garden of Eden': yeoman farmers and evangelists -- 6. 'Peace, purity and prosperity': utopia for, or without convicts? -- 7. 'Great, glorious and free?', independent Tasmania -- 8. 'Paradise is found!', the prosperous 1880s -- 9. In the doldrums: secessionists and yeoman farmers -- 'This romantic island, with its great wild beauty': five utopians -- 11. 'The glorious sunrise of socialism': socialists and communists -- 12. 'Great stride in harnessing of state's resources': the Labor Party and hydro-industrialisation -- 13. 'A fairytale country' - for some: post-war immigrants -- 14. 'A treasure far beyond money value': attitudes to the bush -- 15. 'Entrancing loveliness': Lake Pedder and other environmental battles -- 16. Seeking nirvana: alternative living -- 17. 'The envy of the world': Tasmania discovered
Control code
000063632005
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780648218050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1056627720

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