The Resource Black Widow

Black Widow

Label
Black Widow
Title
Black Widow
Statement of responsibility
Carol Baxter
Title variation
Black Widow
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the true story of Australias first female serial killer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner... but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour?Compelling, freshly told and richly detailed, Black Widow uncovers the truth of a story that challenged the morality, the politics and the notion of law in an Australia on the edge of nationhood.'Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News
Summary
She was known as 'The Botany Murderess' or 'Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay'. Found guilty of using arsenic to murder both her first and second husbands, Louisa Collins' case immediately became the cause celebre of Australia. The thought of a woman murdering her husband was bad enough, but doing it twice... Collins was brought to trial three times, only for each of the hung juries to be dismissed. Eventually she was found guilty and sentenced to death at her fourth trial in 1888, the result provoking community outrage and claims of an official vendetta. Louisa Collins was executed in 1889
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10446654
Cataloging source
ANL
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Baxter, Carol
Dewey number
  • 364.1523082
  • 364.15232082099441
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Biography
Target audience
adult
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the true story of Australia's first female serial killer
Label
Black Widow
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BORROWBOX:AAU_128072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743432273
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Black Widow
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_128072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743432273
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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