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Author Frost, Lucy, 1941-

Title Abandoned women : Scottish convicts exiled beyond the seas / Lucy Frost.

Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012.

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 UniM Bail  365.43099463 FROS    AVAILABLE
Physical description 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-215) and index.
Contents 1 'Fully ripe for transportation' 1 -- 2 'Transported beyond Seas' 17 -- 3 Deaths in the Female Factory 33 -- 4 Finding a bearable place 46 -- 5 'These rebellious hussies' 66 -- 6 Taking the children away 80 -- 7 Orphans of the Atwick 98 -- 8 Motherhood under sentence 122 -- 9 Vagaries of freedom 143 -- 10 Last survivors 170.
Summary From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen's Land with their young children. This is a rich and evocative account of the lives of women at the bottom of society two hundred years ago.
Subject Convict labor -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Reformatories for women -- Australia -- Tasmania.
Women prisoners -- Australia -- Tasmania -- History.
Women prisoners -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Social conditions -- 1803-1851.
Women pioneers -- Australia -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900.
Women -- Australia -- Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900.
Women -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Social conditions -- 1803-1900.
Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1900.
Scotland -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
ISBN 1742377602 (paperback)
9781742377605 (paperback)