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The Resource Van Diemen's women : a history of transportation to Tasmania, Joan Kavanagh & Dianne Snowden ; foreword by Mary McAleese

Van Diemen's women : a history of transportation to Tasmania, Joan Kavanagh & Dianne Snowden ; foreword by Mary McAleese

Label
Van Diemen's women : a history of transportation to Tasmania
Title
Van Diemen's women
Title remainder
a history of transportation to Tasmania
Statement of responsibility
Joan Kavanagh & Dianne Snowden ; foreword by Mary McAleese
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On 2 September 1845, the convict ship 'Tasmania' left Kingston Harbour for Van Diemen's Land with 138 female convicts and their 35 children. On 3 December the ship arrived in Hobart Town. While this book looks at the lives of all the women aboard, it focuses on two women in particular: Eliza Davis, who was transported from Wicklow Gaol for life for infanticide, having had her sentence commuted from death, and Margaret Butler, sentenced to seven years' transportation for stealing potatoes in Carlow. Using original records, this study reveals the reality of transportation, together with the legacy left by these women in Tasmania and beyond, and shows that perhaps, for some, this Draconian punishment was, in fact, a life-saving measure."--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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Kavanagh, Joan
Dewey number
364.37409946
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8950.T3
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Snowden, Dianne
  • McAleese, Mary
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  • Davis, Eliza
  • Butler, Margaret
  • Tasmania (Ship)
  • Women convicts
  • Women prisoners
  • Convict labor
  • Reformatories for women
  • Prisoners
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
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Label
Van Diemen's women : a history of transportation to Tasmania, Joan Kavanagh & Dianne Snowden ; foreword by Mary McAleese
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781845888855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 928969631
  • (OCoLC)928969631
Label
Van Diemen's women : a history of transportation to Tasmania, Joan Kavanagh & Dianne Snowden ; foreword by Mary McAleese
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781845888855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 928969631
  • (OCoLC)928969631

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