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  • Tasmanian (a Vandemonian was the ill-omened name at that time), was the first mayor.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • Chinamen, with pigtails and loose trousers; aborigines, with a solitary blanket flung over them; Vandemonian pick-pockets, with cunning eyes and light fingers -- all, in fact, from the successful digger in his blue serge shirt, and with green veil still hanging round his wideawake, to the fashionably attired, newly-arrived "gent" from London, who stares round him in amazement and disgust.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • But this was an utter non possimus with the nominees and squatting members, most of whom, with Ebden at their head, would almost rather have endured a presentable Vandemonian expiree in the chair than the ultra-democratic

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • In his Vandemonian Essays, Tasmanian poet Pete Hay quotes James Boyce speaking of an "enduring Vandemonian spirit".

    theatre notes

  • (“You’ll never get ’em like that, Dick,” muttered Purdy.) “Not so much gentlemening, if YOU please!” said a sinister-looking man, who might have been a Vandemonian in his day.

    Australia Felix

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