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From the edges of Empire : convict women from beyond the British Isles / edited by Lucy Frost & Colette McAlpine
Bib ID 6969569
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Hobart, Tas : Convict Women's Press, [2015] 
©2015 
279 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780987144386 (paperback)
Summary

"From the Edges of Empire tells the remarkable stories of women transported to Australia who were born or tried outside the British Isles. The stirring accounts of these women's lives in Australia remind us that the colonies were from their beginning populated by people from many cultures."-- Back cover.

Partial contents
  • Publishers' preface
  • Editors' introduction
  • Part 1: the Indian Ocean
  • 1. Out of India : convict women in the web of empire / Ralph Crane
  • 2. Exotic cargo: convict women shipped from Mauritius / Eilin Hordvik
  • 3. Children in bondage : Elizabeth Verloppe and Constance Couronne / Cassandra Pybus
  • 4. 'A crime of passion' : murder in the Seychelles / Eilin Hordvik
  • 5. Convicts from the Cape Colony / Kay Butterfield.
  • Part 2: the Caribbean world
  • 6. Caribbean stories: born in the West Indies, tried in the British Isles, transported to New South Wales / Jan Richardson
 
Notes

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Subjects Women convicts -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Women convicts -- Australia -- Social conditions -- History.  |  Women immigrants -- Australia -- History.  |  Penal colonies -- Australia -- History.  |  Women convicts -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Women convicts -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Frost, Lucy, 1941- editor  |  McAlpine, Colette, editor  |  Convict Women's Press (Tas.) issuing body
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Convict women from beyond the British Isles

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