The Women of Botany Bay. – Robinson, Portia.

Robinson, Portia.


Publisher: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1988 (Ist Edition)
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8vo, XI, 344pp. Hardcover, green cloth boards, d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, text in excellent condition. This is a history of the European women who came to New South Wales as either convicted felons or as the free wives of convicts; based on the re-creation of the individual and collective British and Australian lives of every woman convicted in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and transported to New South Wales between 1787 and 1828, and as many of the ‘convict wives’ as could be traced. A scholarly work with substantial references and index; it focuses on their influence on both the social and economic development of the evolving colony.