Historical information

This is the 13th edition. Beverly Coultman Smith was a newspaper reporter in Hobart, Tasmania, an A.I.F. officer in the Pacific War, a sub-editor, feature writer, magazine editor and a professional soldier specialising in public relations, staff, medals and records.


This item is a useful reference tool for the convict history of Tasmania.

Physical description

A 150 pp paper back book with a cream cover. It is titled, "Shadow Over Tasmania" in red and black print. Diagonally across a map of Tasmania inside a banner is " "The Whole Story Of The Convicts".

Inscriptions & markings

inside on title page is signature of the author, B. Coultman Smith.