Published on Feb 3, 2018
Van Dieman’s’s Land is actually the original name for Tasmania. The term, however, now seems more appropriate for the Darling Downs as so many are dying there after the area was fracked and the people are being killed by massive environmental pollution, by extraction corporations now in the ownership of Shell.
There is a historical link between The Darling Downs and Van Dieman’s Land, as explained below.
Major-General Ralph Darling was appointed Governor of New South Wales in 1825, and in the same year he visited Hobart Town, and on 3 December proclaimed the establishment of the independent colony, of which he became governor for three days.