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The ambitions of Jane Franklin / Alison Alexander
Bib ID 6193888
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Alexander, Alison, 1949 September 23- author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2013 
©2013 
x, 294 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps and portraits, some in colour ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742375694
Summary

In a period when most ladies sat at home with their embroidery, Jane Franklin achieved fame throughout the western world, and was probably the best travelled woman of her day. Alison Alexander traces the life of this inimitable woman, from her birth in late 18th century London, her marriage at the ripe age of 36 years to Sir John Franklin, to her many trips to far-flung locations, including Russia, the Holy Land, northern Africa, America and Australia. Once Jane Franklin married, her original ambition - to live life to the full - was joined by an equally ardent desire to make her kind and mild husband a success. Arriving in Tasmania in 1837 when Sir John became governor, she swept like a whirlwind through the colony: attempting to rid the island of snakes; establishing a scientific society and the Hobart regatta; adopting an Aboriginal girl, and sending a kangaroo to Queen Victoria.

Notes

"Victorian lady adventurer"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-287) and index.

Awards National Biography Award of Australia, 2014 
Subjects Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847.  |  Franklin, Jane Lady, 1791-1875.  |  Women explorers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.  |  Explorers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.  |  Explorers spouses' -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.  |  Women -- Australia -- History.  |  Governors' spouses -- Tasmania -- History -- 19th century.  |  Women travelers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.  |  Dance - Recreational - Corroboree.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  Child welfare - Neglect.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Orphans.  |  Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- British.  |  Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- British.  |  Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)  |  Oyster Cove (SE Tas SK55-08)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)  |  Wybalenna (Flinders Island Tas SK55-02)  |  Australian
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Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian lady adventurer.

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