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Voyage of the Courtesans

Author: Mark LewisLiev SchreiberKarin SteiningerMark HamlynChris HiltonAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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"In the spring of 1789, a ship left port in London bound for the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The ship carried precious cargo - women, sent to keep the desperate male colonists from engaging in what their governor called 'gross irregularities.' But these women were hardly quiet homemakers - they were a hardy raucous lot rounded up from London's notorious Newgate prison and other jails around the country,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lewis; Liev Schreiber; Karin Steininger; Mark Hamlyn; Chris Hilton; Film Australia Pty Limited.; Essential Viewing.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 079369079X 9780793690794
OCLC Number: 63136266
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book, The floating brothel by Sian Rees.
An episode of the television program Secrets of the dead.
Credits: Executive producer, Film Australia: Mark Hamlyn; Executive producer, Essential Viewing: Chris Hilton.
Karin Steininger, editor.
Performer(s): Liev Schreiber, narrator.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen presentation.
Contents: Introduction --
The founders of Australia --
Trouble at home and abroad --
Newgate and its prisoners --
Freedom on the Lady Juliana --
Industry aboard the ship --
Arrival, and a future, in Australia.
Other Titles: Secrets of the dead (Television program)
Responsibility: written and directed by Mark Lewis ; a Film Australia/Essential Viewing production for Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with ABC and BBC.

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"In the spring of 1789, a ship left port in London bound for the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The ship carried precious cargo - women, sent to keep the desperate male colonists from engaging in what their governor called 'gross irregularities.' But these women were hardly quiet homemakers - they were a hardy raucous lot rounded up from London's notorious Newgate prison and other jails around the country, and they did not submit quietly to their forced voyage and the rough life they knew was ahead. Once aboard the Lady Juliana, these destitute convicts -- thieves, prostitutes and con artists -- turned their banishment into opportunity, setting up a business before they arrived in Botany Bay. As they traveled from port to port en route to Australia, many offered themselves to sailors from other ships. With liquor flowing and bodices bursting, they took control of their destinies, and eventually arrived in Australia, healthy and ready to take on the new world. Voyage of the Courtesans brings to light the true story of the voyage of Lady Juliana. The film will delve into the history with the help of these ladies modern-day descendents. The audience will follow as these women uncover their pasts, unearthing the truth about their spirited ancestors, and comparing themselves to the women of the Lady Juliana, who managed to play the tough cards they were dealt into an unexpected winning hand"--Cover.

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