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Tasmania's Maria Island
A Comprehensive History and Visitors Guide


Published: 2005
ISBN:0646414313
Author: Michael Ludeke
Cost: $35.00 for one, $32.00 for two copies or $30.00 each for three or more copies. Books are also available at the visitor centre on Maria Island.
Postage: $8 per copy.

To order: Please contact Michael Ludeke here
Tasmania's Maria Island
A Comprehensive History and Visitors Guide


This book was first released in 2001 and sold out. A second edition was created and was launched on Tasmania's east coast in November 2005 by the Federal Member for Lyons, Dick Adams MP.

The book delves into the fascinating history of one of Tasmania's oldest penal settlements which lies 88 kilometres northeast of Hobart (by air). The full history of the island is examined including: the Tasmanian Aboriginal history on Maria Island, convict settlements on the island in two different eras, the island's two industrial eras which saw cement and wine as a key focus, agricultural eras and the island's current national park status.

After the history is examined, a detailed visitors' guide is designed to allow the visitor to learn about buildings, ruins or sites on the island while visiting to make the most out of their Maria Island experience. This includes the mapping of all buildings, ruins or sites, flora and fauna, shipwrecks, geology and walks (for both day trips and extended trips).

Also available, Maria Island reproducible campbooklet - for schools
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