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Title: The convict places of Van Diemen's Land, 1803-77: Landscapes project database 4
Contributor(s): Tuffin, Richard  (creator)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.25952/5ea24bc4b7b4aOpen Access Link
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Abstract/Context: This dataset is designed to provide information on the spatial locations of all sites of convict incarceration in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), facilitating the geolocation of non-spatial data by researchers. Point coordinates have been provided using the GDA 94 (MGA Zone 55) reference system. The dataset also provides information on the type of convict place, its temporal range of occupation and metadata on contemporary administrative management. Each place has been uniquely coded, providing a tag that can be appended to non-spatial data to facilitate geographic linkage. The dataset was compiled to facilitate comparative research for the ARC Discovery project 'Landscapes of Production and Punishment (DP170103642). It has been released to allow researchers in the same field to utilise similar coding conventions for their analysis of convict places and to provide a framework for similar geolocation projects. Contributions to this dataset were made by researcher John Dent, who provided data on a number of locations in northern Tasmania. These contributions have been attributed where they appear. Contextual data were provided by the volunteer transcription project run by the ARC project 'Landscapes of Production and Punishment', as well as by Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, from data sourced for the ARC linkage project 'Conviction Politics: Investigating the Convict Routes of Australian Democracy'. This is an active dataset and may be updated as new data is sourced.
Publication Type: Dataset
Grant Details: ARC/DP170103642
Fields of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430302 Australian history
430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130703 Understanding Australia’s past
280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Keywords: convict
convict labour
landscape archaeology
Location Coordinates: [143.9954991449909,-41.77581790509346],[145.5560918207719,-43.7760165012008],[148.25594367974094,-43.776342309108266],[149.0460247571409,-39.503381789322404],[143.7103218875689,-39.46878508229432]
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
Description: This is an active dataset and will updated by the researcher as appropriate. Each version of the dataset has been labelled appropriately for the ease of the user. Further details about this versioning and the dataset itself are available in the attached README file.
Project: Landscapes of Production and Punishment: the Tasman Peninsula 1830-77
Dataset Managed By: Richard Tuffin
Dataset Stored at: University of New England
Primary Contact Details: Richard Tuffin -
Dataset Custodian Details: Richard Tuffin -
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