James Boyce

James Boyce

James Boyce is a Hobart-based writer and historian. His books include Van Diemen’s Land and Losing Streak: How Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry.

James Boyce reviews 'Toxic: The rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry' by Richard Flanagan

June 2021, no. 432 26 May 2021
James Boyce reviews 'Toxic: The rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry' by Richard Flanagan
Listen to this article read by its author.   Before reading Richard Flanagan’s new book, Toxic: The rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry, it is useful to remember that Australia’s southern isle was once the penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land. During the first fifty years of the colony’s existence, a small ruling élite achieved a near monopoly over the island’s mos ... (read more)