Alison Alexander

Dr Alison Alexander is a seventh-generation Australian, with convict ancestors in the first, second and third fleet. She was formerly a lecturer in history at the University of Tasmania, and is the editor of The Companion to Tasmanian History and the author of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin.

Books by Alison Alexander

The Ambitions of Jane Franklin

Published: March 2016

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.

Tasmania's Convicts

Published: March 2014

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

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.

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.

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