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Using The Companion

The Companion to Tasmanian History contains 1089 articles, dealing with every important aspect of Tasmanian history. The introductory page contains alphabetical and subject indexes, as well as a search engine.

Citation in further reading lists are abbreviated for commonly used books. There are:
Lloyd Robson, A history of Tasmania, volume I Van Diemen's Land from the earliest times to 1855, Melbourne, 1983; and A history of Tasmania, volume 2 Colony and State from 1856 to the 1980s, Melbourne, 1991.
John West, The history of Tasmania, Launceston 1852, second ediction (ed AGL Shaw) Sydney, 1971.
WA Townsley, Tasmania: from colony to statehood, 1803–1945, Hobart, 1991; and Tasmania: microcosm of federation or vassal state 1945–1983, Hobart, 1994.
S Backhouse, Tasmanian artists of the twentieth century, Hobart, 1988.
H & J Kolenberg, Tasmanian vision: the art of nineteenth century Tasmania, Hobart, 1988.
J Kerr (ed), The dictionary of Australian artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870, Melbourne, 1992.
Derek Phillips, Making more adequate provision: State education in Tasmania 1803–1985, Hobart, 1985.
David Young, Sporting Island, Hobart, 2004.
G Broxam and M Nash, Tasmanian shipwrecks, two volumes, Canberra, 1998, 2000.
R Smith, Prominent Tasmanian cricketers, Launceston, 1985.

AC Companion of the Order of Australia
ABC Australian Broadcasting Commission
ADB Australian Dictionary of Biography
AFL Australian Football League
AIF Australian Imperial Force
ALMFA Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
ALP Australian Labor Party
AO Order of Australia
AOT Archives Office of Tasmania
BA Bachelor of Arts
BSc Bachelor of Science
CBE Companion of the Order of the British Empire
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research Organisation
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
DLP Democratic Labor Party
DSO Distinguished Service Order
ed, eds edited by
et al and others
FRS Fellow of the Royal Society
JAS Journal of Australian Studies
PPRST Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
LHS Launceston Historical Society
LLB Bachelor of Laws
MA Master of Arts
MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire
MHA Member of the House of Assembly
MHR Member of the House of Representatives
MLC Member of the Legislative Council
OAM Medal of the Order of Australia
OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
QC Queen's Counsel
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
Rev Reverend
RSL Returned and Services League
SBS Special Broadcasting Service
SLT State Library of Tasmania
TAFE Technical and Further Education
THRAPP Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
THS Tasmanian Historical Studies
TL Tasmaniana Library, State Library of Tasmania
UN United Nations
UT University of Tasmania
VC Victoria Cross
VFL Victorian Football League
YMCA Young Men's Christian Association