About History Briefs
These ten stories by Terry Newman are extracts from Sandstone and Statutes:
History of the Tasmanian Parliament.
While this work is still in progress the appearance of these extracts is to provide a lighter side of the larger forthcoming political history.
Terry has previously published several books connected to the Tasmanian
Parliament including Referenda in Tasmania , Tasmanian Premiers
 and Hare-Clark in Tasmania . His latest book, Becoming
Tasmania; renaming Van Diemen's Land,  explores and explains
change and how this renaming was interwoven with making Tasmania 'convict
free' and obtaining self-government.