Echoes on the Mountain

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These are powerful stories that define Tasmania's migrant history.

Nine nationalities are represented here and included is one Polish soldier's story of fighting in the desert side-by-side with the Australians at Tobruk.

The author's detective work produces some interesting facts about Tasmania and its people. Letters, documents, interviews, and in some cases, unusual research has been used.

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EXILED TO THE COLONIES 1835

The 'hungry thirties' of the 1800's were desperate times of hopeless poverty and unemployment in Britain. Mechanisation of farms and factories had cast thousands out of work. The farm workers rallied behind 'Captain Swing', a mythical figurehead who urged them to protest by smashing machines and burning crops.

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