Bound by every tie of duty: John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land

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This new biography offers a sensitive account of a complex and surprisingly sympathetic man, who played a significant role in Tasmanian history.

Book Information

Release date 05-2018
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781925801163
ISBN10 5801160
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SKU: 583 Categories: , ,

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John Lewes Pedder (1793–1859) served as Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land from 1824 to 1854, and his long career provides a unique window into the colonial world – through crime, politics, and frontier collision with the island’s Aboriginal people. Where Pedder’s critics condemn a subservient official who hindered reform and sent hundreds to the gallows, contemporaries lauded an upright judge, courteous gentleman, liberal friend and accomplished scholar. This new biography offers a sensitive account of a complex and surprisingly sympathetic man, who played a significant role in Tasmanian history.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Fox

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