Simon Barnard Simon Barnard i(A102015 works by)
Born: Established: Launceston, Northeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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'Simon Barnard was born and grew up in Launceston. He spent a lot of time in the bush as a boy, which led to an interest in Tasmanian history. He is a writer, illustrator and collector of colonial artifacts. ' (Source : Text Publishing website)

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A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land 2014 single work biography children's

'Seventy-three thousand convicts were transported to the British penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land in the first half of the nineteenth century. They played a vital role in the building of the settlements, as well as the runningof the newly established colony.

'Simon Barnard’s A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land is a rich and compelling account of the lives of the men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania for crimes ranging from stealing bread to poisoning family members. Their sentences, punishments, achievements and suffering make for fascinating reading.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
2015 longlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
2015 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Awards Young People’s History Prize
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