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The convict lassies : forgotten exiles? : women sentenced to transportation at the High Court of Justiciary, Perth, Scotland and sent to Van Diemen's Land / W. Lilian Macdonald
Bib ID 7817794
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Macdonald, W. L., (Winifred Lilian), author
 
Description [Eggs And Bacon Bay, Tasmania] : Sea Loch Books, 2018 
©2018 
xvi, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780994447463 (paperback)
Summary

Research which traces the histories of over two hundered women sentenced to transportation to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) at the High Court in Perth, Scotland. The women were sentenced to periods ranging from seven years penal sevitude to life imprisonment. For all but two of these women the sentence meant a life spent in exile from Scotland.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Books and papers which provide background details
  • 3. Transportation from the British Isles
  • 4. Social histories of the cities, towns and rural areas in eastern Scotland from which convict women were sent in the 19th century
  • 5. Social conditions in Perth and the smaller towns and in the countryside
  • 6. A general picture of the sources of convict transportation in Scotland - Glasgow / Edinburgh / Aberdeen and other centres
  • 7. The convict lassies from the High Court at Perth - data contained in the two hundred and twenty-one case studies
  • 8. The journey the women were sent on
  • 9. Reception in Van Diemen's Land
  • 10. Final summary of the research
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-158)

Subjects Scotland. High Court of Justiciary -- History.  |  Cascades Female Factory (Tas.) -- Biography.  |  Women convicts -- Tasmania -- Social conditions -- 1803-1851 -- Biography.  |  Women convicts -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Women prisoners -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900 -- Biography.  |  Penal transportation -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Prison sentences -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century.  |  Scotland -- Social conditions -- 19th century.  |  Tasmania -- Social conditions -- 19th century.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.

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