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It's Doherty and I'm Free


For most convicts, Tasmania’s remote west coast was hell on earth. Just a few were drawn to its ‘terrible beauty’. Two such were Thomas and Agnes Doherty, who were tough beyond imagining. They weathered the extreme discomfort to build a life cutting Huon and other high-value native pine. And they raised an extended brood of piners, who worked the ravines and wild rivers for 100 years.

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