Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd.
Available November 2023
The East Coasters
The early pioneering history of the east coast of Tasmania
New introduction by Maureen Martin Ferris
About this book
The major standard history of the first wave of settlers who arrived in Tasmania’s East Coast between 1821 and 1831 and who developed the wide area.
First published in 1990 but long unavailable, it follows with humour and historical authenticity the pioneering struggles of the first settlers, their interaction with each other, their encounters with Aborigines and bushrangers, and the family histories of the leading settlers.
About the authors
Lois Nyman was an experienced historian and teacher whose poems, articles and short stories were widely published. She also wrote The Lyne Family History (1976), an east coast study.
Maureen Martin Ferris was Curator of the East Coast Heritage Museum, Swansea, Tasmania until she rtired in 2023, and is a leading historian and genealogist. She is also Senior Vice-President of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society in Swansea.
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