In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg voyages to Tasmania to find out what a sentence of transportation to Van Diemen’s Land really meant to those who survived the journey ‘beyond the seas’. We hear the forgotten voices of people such as Joseph Lingard, a respectable Derbyshire man who was wrongfully convicted of the theft of a door-latch, and explore the destinies of the many thousands of British convicts whose forced labour shaped the first 80 years of the Australian colony.
©2011 Melvyn Bragg (P)2003 AudioGO Ltd
My own fault because I didn't read the full bio and didn't realise that this book was only 33 minutes long. A waste of my credit.
None for me.
I have just been to Tasmania and wanted to know more about it's history.
Feel that I was short-changed.
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