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Hamish Maxwell-Stewart Hamish Maxwell-Stewart i(A69222 works by)
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Maxwell-Stewart has been Associate Lecturer, School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania.With Cassandra Pybus (q.v.), Maxwell-Stewart published American Citizens, British Slaves: Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony 1839-1850 (MUP, 2002), which deals with the history of American citizens sent as convicts to Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land). In 2007, Maxwell-Stewart published Closing Hell's Gates: The Death of a Convict Station which was shortlisted for the Tasmania Book Prize and won the Margaret Scott Prize in 2009. Closing Hell's Gates details the history of the Sarah Island convict settlement in Macquarie Harbour.

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Personal Awards

2010 winner The Australian Historical Association Awards Kay Daniels Award for Closing Hell’s Gates: The Death of a Convict Station (Allen & Unwin, 2008)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Chain Letters : Narrating Convict Lives Carlton South : Melbourne University Press , 2001 Z974308 2001 anthology criticism correspondence

'This is the first book to apply new academic understandings of the convict transportation system to explore the lives of individual convicts. In searching for the convict voice, each chapter is a detective story in miniature, either an exercise in discovering the identity behind a particular account or a piecing together of a convict life from the scattered fragments of a tale. Many issues of great contemporary interest arise from these stories, including the multicultural nature of Australian colonial society and, above all, the importance of love and hope.' (Publication summary)

2004 Inaugural winner The Australian Historical Association Awards Kay Daniels Award
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