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The convict letter writer / Alice Meredith Hodgson
Bib ID 7789444
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Hodgson, Alice Meredith, author
 
Description Hobart, Tasmania : Forty South Publishing Pty Ltd, [2018] 
©2018 
274 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, plan, facsimiles ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780648265115 (paperback)
0648265110
Summary

"From Limerick to Campbell Town to Detroit, Meredith Hodgson guides us through the remarkable life of Eliza Williams, and adds a heroine to the pages of our history. In 1851 Eliza was found guilty of theft and subsequently transported to Van Diemen's Land. She was despatched to serve with the other convicts at Rosedale, John Leake's magnificent estate near Campbell Town. Three decades later Eliza was on the other side of the world and at the other end of the social scale. She corresponded with the Leakes over many years from Detroit and her letters tell an extraordinary tale of a convict woman's journey to prosperity, status and wealth."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-267) and index.

Subjects Williams, Eliza, approximately 1836?-1918.  |  Williams, Eliza, approximately 1836?-1918 -- Correspondence.  |  Leake, Sarah Elizabeth, 1817-1881.  |  Leake family -- Correspondence.  |  Rosedale (Campbell Town, Tas.) -- History.  |  Women ex-convicts -- Biography.  |  Penal transportation -- Tasmania -- History -- 19th century.  |  Women convicts -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Pioneers -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Campbell Town Region (Tas.) -- History -- 19th century.  |  Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Detroit (Mich.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Williams, Eliza, approximately 1836?-1918
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