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Convict maids : the forced migration of women to Australia / Deborah Oxley
Bib ID 2537416
Format BookBook
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Oxley, Deborah, 1963-
 
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Description Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996 
xi, 339 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521441315
0521446775
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Studies in Australian history (Cambridge University Press)

Studies in Australian history

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 1. Elizabeth: a note on data and method
  • 2. Mercury's charges: the crimes of convict women
  • 3. Piso's justice: Irish and English offenders
  • 4. Economic accoutrements: the skills of convict women
  • 5. Ireland's distant shores: working life in Ireland
  • 6. England's castaways: working life in England
  • 7. Colonial requirements: coerced and free immigrants
  • 8. Misconceptions
  • 9. Britain's loss/Australia's gain?
  • Concluding remarks.
 
Notes

Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.).

Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-329) and index.

Subjects Convict labor -- Australia -- History.  |  Penal colonies -- Australia -- History.  |  Women prisoners -- Australia -- History.  |  Women immigrants -- Australia -- History.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 1788-1851.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1788-1851.  |  Prisoners  |  Women  |  Immigration  |  Labour shortages  |  History, 1801-1900

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