Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tasmanians, I need your help

ISO book:


The broad arrow : being passages from the history of Maida Gynnham, a 'Lifer'
by Oline Keese.


First published 1859 and reprinted several times since, most recently about 1990. An early novel of the life of a Tasmanian convict.


A textile artist friend is developing an exhibition (it will be in Hobart next year probably) and needs a copy for her research. She has early Tasmanian convicts in her family and this book was recommended. Happy to buy and pay postage etc...

3 comments:

2paw said...

Sorry, have't seen one about. I will have a little look in town though.

TinkingBell said...

May be available from one of the second hand sellers in Hobart - or even on ebay - I'll keep a watch out - could ask the Knightly Knitter - she's up here this weekend and is also a librarian - I'll think and send a list of contacts (had a freudian slip - cantacts - that's hopeful!)

amanda j said...

Hm, I haven't seen that one, and I keep my eyes out due to my own family research and interests. I will have a think though. She should consider contacting Tasmanian historical societies and so forth. A quick check of our state library tells me there are copies available in the reference section of many libraries, and one for loan. Does she need the whole book? I could copy some for her . . .