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Van Diemen S Women

Author : Joan Kavanagh
ISBN : 1845888855
Genre : Convict labor
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On September 2, 1845, the convict ship Tasmania left Kingstown Harbour for Van Diemen's Land, with 138 female convicts and their 35 children. On December 3, the ship arrived into Hobart. While the book looks at the lives of all the women, it focuses on two women in particular; Eliza Davis, who was transported from Wicklow Gaol, where she was for life for infanticide, having had her sentence commuted from death; and Margaret Butler, sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing potatoes in Carlow. What emerges is a picture of the reality of transportation, together with the legacy left by these women in Tasmania, and asks the question about whether this Draconian punishment was, for some, a life-saving measure.
Category: Convict labor

Notorious Strumpets And Dangerous Girls

Author : Phillip Tardif
ISBN : 0207157987
Genre : Convict labor
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This book examines in considerable detail the lives of all the convict women who arrived in Van Diemen's Land before 1830. Biographical details including colonial activities are given for the 1675 women. Listing is chronological and based on the ship in which they were transported. There is also an alphabetical index. A limited, collector's edition is available for $300.
Category: Convict labor

Observations On The Colonies Of New South Wales And Van Diemen S Land

Author : John Henderson (capt. 78th Highlanders.)
ISBN : UVA:X030800891
Genre : Convicts
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Difficulties encountered by settlers - suggestions for more progressive means; p.43 Van Diemens Land, necessity for carrying gun, musket holes in walls in case of attack.
Category: Convicts

Women On The Rocks

Author : Kristin Williamson
ISBN : 9780702258183
Genre : Fiction
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In 1820 Mary Jones is wrongly convicted of a crime committed by her best friend. From their first encounter as domestic servants in Kent, the two women were unlikely friends, opposite in every way – Mary trusting, generous and kind, and Maria ruthless, manipulative and feisty. But their lives are changed forever when Mary is transported from the tranquility of rural England to the alien environment of colonial Australia. The two friends’ destines entwine through England, New Zealand and Australia over two decades, bringing them fortune, love and loss. Women on the Rocks celebrates the power of friendship and the indomitable strength of the human spirit.
Category: Fiction

The Fabrication Of Aboriginal History Van Diemen S Land 1803 1847

Author : Keith Windschuttle
ISBN : UOM:39015056290870
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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This is the first volume in a series that re-appraises the now widely accepted story about conflict between colonists and Aborigines in Australian history. Beginning in Tasmania, and eventually covering the whole of the Australian mainland, the volumes find that the academic historians of the last thirty years have greatly exaggerated the degree of violence that occurred. In a close re-examination of the primary sources used by historians, Keith Windschuttle concludes that much of their case is poorly founded, other parts are seriously mistaken, and some of it is outright fabrication. The author finds the British colonization of the Australia was the least violent of all Europes encounters with the New World. It did not meet any organized resis­tance. Conflict was sporadic rather than systematic. The notion of frontier warfare is fictional. To describe the process as genocide is to use hyperbole that is unsupported by the historical evidence.
Category: Aboriginal Australians

Three Women Of Faith

Author : Margaret M. Press
ISBN : 186254526X
Genre : Abbott, Gertrude
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In records of the years between 1840 and 1970 there can be found everywhere examples of women who were known for their sheer goodness as well as for their strength of purpose and creativity. Elizabeth Baker, Mary Tenison Woods and Gertrude Abbott. For each of these women life was a compound of enterprise, suffering, faith and enlightenment.
Category: Abbott, Gertrude

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106490816
Genre : Great Britain
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Dickens S Women

Author : Anne Isba
ISBN : 9781441193278
Genre : Literary Criticism
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On the bicentenary of his birth, this short account of the emotional life of Charles Dickens examines his relationships with some of the women to whom he was closest. They include the mother who failed to recognise his early promise; the young woman who spurned him before he was famous; the wife he cast aside in middle age; the benefactress for whom he managed a house for 'fallen women'; and the actress, less than half his age, with whom he spent his final years. Each woman casts light on a different aspect of Dickens's personality. But they were united by a common theme: whatever they gave him, it was rarely enough to satisfy Dickens's sense of entitlement.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women Infanticide And The Press 1822 1922

Author : Dr Nicola Goc
ISBN : 9781472402820
Genre : Business & Economics
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In her study of anonymous infanticide news stories that appeared from 1822 to 1922 in the heart of the British Empire, in regional Leicester, and in the penal colony of Australia, Nicola Goc uses Critical Discourse Analysis to reveal both the broader patterns and the particular rhetorical strategies journalists used to report on young women who killed their babies. Her study takes Foucault’s perspective that the production of knowledge, of 'facts' and truth claims, and the exercise of power, are inextricably connected to discourse. Newspaper discourses provide a way to investigate the discursive practices that brought the nineteenth-century infanticidal woman - known as ‘the Infanticide’ - into being. The actions of the infanticidal mother were understood as a fundamental threat to society, not only because they subverted the ideal of Victorian womanhood but also because a woman’s actions destroyed a man’s lineage. For these reasons, Goc demonstrates, infanticide narratives were politicised in the press and woven into interconnected narratives about the regulation of women, women's rights, the family, the law, welfare, and medicine that dominated nineteenth-century discourse. For example, the Times used individual stories of infanticide to argue against the Bastardy Clause in the Poor Law that denied unmarried women and their children relief. Infanticide narratives often adopted the conventions of the courtroom drama, with the young transgressive female positioned against a body of male authoritarian figures, a juxtaposition that reinforced male authority over women. Alive to the marked differences between various types of newspapers, Goc's study offers a rich and nuanced discussion of the Victorian press's fascination with infanticide. At the same time, infanticide news stories shaped how women who killed their babies were known and understood in ways that pathologised their actions. This, in turn, influenced medical, judicial, and welfare policies regarding the crime of infanticide and created an acceptable context for how society viewed these women. Alive to the marked differences between various types of newspapers, Goc's study offers a rich and nuanced discussion of the Victorian press's fascination with infanticide.
Category: Business & Economics