Friday August 14, 2020

Demons and death in the cruel sea

Unless you’re an unreconstructed throwback who’s given to bellowing ballads and swilling pints, the name of Van Diemen’s Land, that one time mournful place of enforced exile, is unlikely to be often on your lips. But like buses to frustrated commuter

28th February, 2009

Unless you’re an unreconstructed throwback who’s given to bellowing ballads and swilling pints, the name of Van Diemen’s Land, that one time mournful place of enforced exile, is unlikely to be often on your lips. But like buses to frustrated commuters, programmes about or recalling Van Diemen’s Land (curiously now named Tasmania after Abel Tasman, the man who had first called it after Anthony Van Diemen) bumped nose to tail into the schedules last week....

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