Vandemonian


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Vandemonian

(ˌvændəˈməʊnɪən)
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of the former Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Van Diemen's Land or its inhabitants
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wilfully injures a woman; in fact, a regular Vandemonian will, in his
Thompson offers the following definition of Vandemonian: `an ugly word, coined to describe the convict and ex-convict inhabitants of Tasmania, which became synonymous with low, criminal and ruffianly.
Around that time many prospectors known as Vandemonians who had served time as convicts took to the mines and staked their ground for the promise of riches.