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Convict lives at the Launceston Female Factory / Lucy Frost and Alice Meredith Hodgson, editors ; Female Convicts Research Centre
Bib ID 6155465
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Hobart, TAS : Convict Women's Press, 2013 
©2013 
277 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, plan, portraits ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780987144348
Summary

"The Launceston Female Factory opened in 1834 as the first purpose-built institution for convict women in Van Diemen's Land... The lives of women are retold in poignant narratives in this, the third volume in the series 'Convict Lives'. The authors provide rich historical details about how the women who entered through the grim gates of the Launceston Female Factory negotiated their lives as convicts during the assignment and probation systems in Van Diemen's Land"--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index.

Subjects Launceston Female Factory (Tas.) -- History.  |  Launceston Female Factory (Tas.) -- Biography.  |  Women convicts -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Women prisoners -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Penal colonies -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Convict labor -- Tasmania -- Launceston.  |  Launceston (Tas.) -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Frost, Lucy, 1941- editor  |  Hodgson, Alice Meredith, editor  |  Female Convicts Research Centre (Tas.), issuing body  |  Convict Women's Press (Tas.)
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