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Bob Mainwaring

Bob Mainwaring

Bob Mainwaring can trace his ancestry back to his farmer forebears who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1835 to help pioneer the fledgling colony. Their numerous descendants include farmers and professionals of all kinds as well as a wide selection of tradespeople.
He was educated in the public school system and secured his first job at age fifteen as a messenger in the post office, later returning to his first vocation of farming. He lived for twenty-five years on Flinders Island where he developed a successful grazing property running both sheep and cattle and subsequently became a member of the Tasmanian parliament where he served for eleven years.
He and his wife now live in retirement in Launceston where he continues to take an abiding interest in the early history of Australia with a special interest in the settlement of the first colonies.

Books by Bob Mainwaring

Exiled to the Colonies

Exiled to the Colonies

The ‘hungry thirties’ of the 1800’s were desperate times of hopeless poverty and unemployment in Britain. Read more about Exiled to the Colonies

Escape to Van Diemen's Land

Escape to Van Diemen's Land

Martin Maynard is born into an English country family in the “hungry twenties” of the 1800's, a period of depression, unrest and hopelessness.Fortunate to have a secure life because of his father's position as bailiff of t... Read more about Escape to Van Diemen's Land

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