Other Briefs ...

Three Seats Simultaneously

Scrolled Petition

Gregson and Governor’s Salary

Confronting the Strong

Teapot Tumult

Obscure Insult

Secession Suggested

Shortest Term MHA

Numberplate Change

Darkest Hour

Supplement ...

Premier Lewis Loses Seat

Number of Parliamentarians

By-Elections By Recount


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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 [1984], Tasmanian Premiers [1988] and Hare-Clark in Tasmania [1992]. His latest book, Becoming Tasmania; renaming Van Diemen's Land, [2005] explores and explains Tasmania's name change and how this renaming was interwoven with making Tasmania 'convict free' and obtaining self-government.