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DAN SPROD is a historian who lives in Hobart. He worked as a professional librarian in the National Library of Australia, Canberrs, and was University Librarian of the University of Tasmania for ten years. In 1978 he founded Blubber Head Press, book publishers of works on Tasmanian and Australian history.

Dan is author of Victorian and Edwardian Hobart from old photographs (1977); Alexander Pearce of Macquarie Harbour: Convict Bushranger, Cannibal (1977); The Tregurtha Log: relating the adventurous life of Edward Primrose Tregurtha (1980) and Proud Intrepid Heart: Leichhardt's first attempt to the Swan River, 1846-1847 (1989). His latest publication (2001) is The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841.


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