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Alison Alexander

Alison Alexander is one of Tasmania's best-known historians. She is author of Tasmania's Convicts and editor of the Companion to Tasmanian History.

Books by this Author

Tasmania's Convicts

Tasmania's Convicts

Published: March 2010

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built.

The Ambitions of Jane Franklin

The Ambitions of Jane Franklin

Published: April 2013

A genius at publicity before the term existed, Jane Franklin was a celebrity in the mid-19th century. This is her remarkable life, including her extensive travels, her years in Tasmania as the governor's wife, and her very public battle to save her husband, the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, from accusations of cannibalism.

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