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The Resource Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era, Babette Smith

Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era, Babette Smith

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Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era
Title
Australia's birthstain
Title remainder
the startling legacy of the convict era
Statement of responsibility
Babette Smith
Title variation
Australias birthstain
Title variation remainder
the startling legacy of the convict era
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why is it that Australians are still misled by myths about their convict heritage? Why are so many family historians surprised to find a convict ancestor in their family trees? Why did an entire society collude to cover up its past? Babette Smith traces the stories of hundreds of convicts over the 80 years of convict transportation to Australia. Putting a human face on the convicts' experience, she paints a rich picture of their crimes in Britain and their lives in the colonies. We know about Port Arthur, Norfolk Island, chaingangs and floggings, but this was far from the experience of most. In fact, most convicts became good citizens and the backbone of the new nation. So why did we need to hide them away? Australia's Birthstain rewrites the story of Australia's convict foundations, revealing the involvement of British politicians and clergy in creating a birthstain that reached far beyond convict crimes. Its startling conclusion offers a fresh perspective on our past."--Provided by publisher
Summary
Offers a fresh perspective on Australia's convict foundations. This work traces the stories of hundreds of convicts over the 80 years of convict transport to Australia, painting a picture of their crimes in Britain and their lives in the colonies
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376288
Cataloging source
ANL
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1942-
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Smith, Babette
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Convicts
  • Convicts
  • Penal colonies
  • Convicts
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
general
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the startling legacy of the convict era
Label
Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era, Babette Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 374-386
Contents
Something to hide -- Amnesia -- Amazing cast of characters -- Convict community -- Outward bound -- Bathurst Road -- Best forgotten -- Distinctions of moral breed -- Lost world
Control code
000042387706
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 400 p.
Isbn
9781741146042
Other physical details
ill., maps., ports.
Label
Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era, Babette Smith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 374-386
Contents
Something to hide -- Amnesia -- Amazing cast of characters -- Convict community -- Outward bound -- Bathurst Road -- Best forgotten -- Distinctions of moral breed -- Lost world
Control code
000042387706
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 400 p.
Isbn
9781741146042
Other physical details
ill., maps., ports.

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