Journal article

Scottish Networks and their Buildings in Van Diemen's Land and Tasmania

Stuart King

ABE Journal | INVISU-CNRS-INHA, INST NAT HISTOIRE ART | Published : 2019

Abstract

In the 1820s an increasing number of Scottish settlers arrived in the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania, Australia) to take up government land grants. At the time, they were the second largest ethnic group, after the English, and through their numbers, enterprise (typically pastoralism and trading), land ownership, and building helped shape the colonisation and Europeanisation of the island. This article outlines their influence in the built environment and proceeds to present portraits of three related Scottish-Vandemonian pastoral properties. Employing personal records and correspondence it focuses upon the motivations, ambitions, and agency of Scottish networks (familial, social a..

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