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Voices from the Orphan Schools. The Children's Stories.

Dianne Snowden, Voices from the Orphan Schools. The Children’s Stories, [self-published] 2018.

Nearly 6,000 children, many the children of convicts, passed through the Orphan Schools from 1828 to 1879. This book reveals some of their stories.

Dianne Snowden has shed new light on an important part of Tasmania’s history, and brought to life stories which, though hitherto either unknown or long-forgotten, are part of our story’. —Saul Eslake, 28 October 2018.* 

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Available in book shops now or from Price $50.00 plus postage. 298 pp.

* Read Saul Eslake's entire launch of Voices from the Orphan Schools speech here:

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