About History Briefs
These stories by Terry Newman, former Parliamentary Historian. 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.