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 University of Melbourne Author 

Title From the edges of Empire : convict women from beyond the British Isles / edited by Lucy Frost & Colette McAlpine.

Published Hobart, Tas Convict Women's Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.0082 FROM    AVAILABLE
Physical description 279 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index.
Contents Publishers' preface -- Editors' introduction -- Part 1: the Indian Ocean -- 1. Out of India : convict women in the web of empire / Ralph Crane -- 2. Exotic cargo: convict women shipped from Mauritius / Eilin Hordvik -- 3. Children in bondage : Elizabeth Verloppe and Constance Couronne / Cassandra Pybus -- 4. 'A crime of passion' : murder in the Seychelles / Eilin Hordvik -- 5. Convicts from the Cape Colony / Kay Butterfield.
Part 2: the Caribbean world -- 6. Caribbean stories: born in the West Indies, tried in the British Isles, transported to New South Wales / Jan Richardson -- 7. Whitewashing Australia's convict experience : from the British Caribbean to New South Wales / Cheryl Griffin -- 8. A homicide in Honduras; the grace of a mistress ; a slave's reprieve - how a teenage slave avoided the gallows in Belize / Darryl Massie.
Part 3.: Europeans and the high seas -- 9. French female convicts in Van Diemens' Land / Alison Alexander -- 10. Where, oh where, is Eugenie Lemaire? / Douglas Wilkie -- 11. Unruly women: Julia St Clair Newman and Annette Meyers / Collette McAlpine and Margaret Lindley -- 12. How Louisa La Grange became the narrator in Alexandre Dumas' 'Impressions de voyage : journal de madame Giovanni / Douglas Wilkie -- 13. Una convicta Espanola: Adelaide de Thoreza in Botany Bay / Lucy Frost -- 14. The elusive Iberian connection: Catherine Ross and Helen MsGee / Susan Ballyn and Lucy Frost -- 15. Born at sea / Chris Leppard-Quinn -- Abbreviations and bibliography -- Notes on contributors -- Index.
Summary "From the Edges of Empire tells the remarkable stories of women transported to Australia who were born or tried outside the British Isles. The stirring accounts of these women's lives in Australia remind us that the colonies were from their beginning populated by people from many cultures."-- Back cover.
Other author Frost, Lucy, 1941-, editor.
McAlpine, Colette, editor.
Convict Women's Press (Tas.) issuing body.
Subject Women convicts -- Australia -- Biography.
Women convicts -- Australia -- Social conditions -- History.
Women immigrants -- Australia -- History.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- History.
Women convicts -- Tasmania -- Biography.
Women convicts -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Variant Title Convict women from beyond the British Isles
ISBN 9780987144386