Jubilee Festival in 1853 signals end of convict transportation

By Maeve McKenna
Updated March 30 2017 - 3:36am, first published March 29 2017 - 6:08am
Banner of the Australasian League: Designed by Reverend John West, it is the first use of the Southern Cross in its natural state. Picture supplied by:QVMAG

The Jubilee anthem rang out across Launceston’s Princes Square and the people sang: “Our land is free, broken Tasmania’s chain, washed out the hated stain, ended the strife and pain, blest Jubilee”. 

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