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Mattie : coming of age in convict Australia / Sheila Hunter
Bib ID 7089572
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Hunter, Sheila, author
 
Edition 3rd edition. 
Description Warriewood, NSW : Hand-in-Hand, an imprint of Woodslane Press Pty Ltd, 2016 
©2016 
v, 280 pages ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781925403404 (paperback)
1925403408
Summary

HISTORICAL FICTION. AUSTRALIAN. Vividly brings to life the colonial beginnings of Port Jackson and the goldfields. As a 12-year old London street urchin Mattie is convicted for petty theft and sentenced to 7 years transportation to the penal colony in Port Jackson, New South Wales. Another female convict. Peg takes her under her wing and gives her a chance of making something of this new and strange life. Mattie makes something of every opportunity that comes her way, and though life is not particularly kind to her, she battles though, earning her freedom, marrying and becoming a mother in her new home. On this amazing journey she gets entangled with bushrangers, becomes a goldfields entrepreneur, sadly gets widowed, but her spirit is indomitable and she becomes both a pillar and a much-loved treasure of her adopted community.

Subjects Prisoners -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Bildungsromans.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Historical fiction.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Bildungsromans.  |  Historical fiction.  |  Prisoners.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Historical fiction.  |  Fiction.
Other authors/contributors Powter, Sara, editor

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