Tasmanian Parliamentary Library

History 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

Premier Lewis Loses Seat

By-Elections By Recount

These stories by Terry Newman, former Parliamentary Historian. 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.