Transportation an alternative to hanging, van Diemens Land 1852. Not for money I will be care for you and make you lucky and happy. Van Diemens Land is a traditional Irish song about three poachers who are sentenced to 14 years penal servitude in the British colony of Van Diemens Land, now known as Tasmania an island off the coast of Australia. Gemeente Diemen Mature Singles, gemeente Diemen Cougars, gemeente Diemen BBW. Check out the video here. The song Van Diemens Land describes how the convicted poachers are sold off to farmers as soon as they arrive on the island to serve their sentences. The treatment was harsh and the work was exhausting. Transportation came to be seen as a more humane way of dealing with these criminals at the same time as getting an endless supply of free labour.