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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Bound by Every Tie of Duty : John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen's Land
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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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  • Van Diemen's Land (1803-1856), Tasmania,
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