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Convict women

Author: Kay Daniels
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Who were the female convicts? What kinds of lives did they lead in a new society half a world away from home?"--BOOK JACKET. "Convict Women looks beyond the conventional images to draw a new and often surprising picture of convict women's experiences in a strange and harsh country. Beginning with the story of Maria Lord - convict, pioneer family woman, successful entrepreneur and abandoned wife - the book looks at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Daniels
ISBN: 1864486775 9781864486773
OCLC Number: 38828871
Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Maria Lord --
2. Writing about convict women --
3. Transportation and its management --
4. Assignment --
5. The female factories: the failure of reform --
6. Rough culture and rebellion --
7. Sexuality --
8. Prostitution --
9. Freedom --
10. Heritage.
Responsibility: Kay Daniels.
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Investigating the identities of Australian female convicts, this book begins with the story of Maria Lord - convict, "whore", pioneer family woman, successful entrepreneur and abandoned wife, whose  Read more...

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