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The Resource Dark convicts, Judy Johnson

Dark convicts, Judy Johnson

Label
Dark convicts
Title
Dark convicts
Statement of responsibility
Judy Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Cataloging source
ANL
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1961-
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Johnson, Judy
Dewey number
A821.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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  • Convicts
  • Australian poetry
  • African Americans
  • Prisoners
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Summary expansion
It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author's ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from her black forebearers' lives, both before transportation and afterwards, in the fledgling colony of New South Wales. Dark Convicts uncovers a little known aspect of Australian colonial history, told from the unique vantage point of a descendant. (Series: UWAP Poetry) Subject: Poetry]
Label
Dark convicts, Judy Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page136-137)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: George Washington's Lost Slave Villanelle -- Dumped Shop-Soiled -- Counsel for the Defence -- Caught Black Handed -- Eleven Black Scoundrels bound for the First Fleet -- John Martin Awaits His Fate in Newgate Prison -- Our Cerberus King Guards the Gates -- Of the Most Dangerous Disposition -- Farewell and Adieu Old England -- All Falls Apart on the High Sea -- Thirst -- The Fleet Reaches Its Destination -- Richard Johnson, Chaplain, and Surgeon General John White Confer on the Outbreak of Dysentery -- Lieutenant William Bradley's Dark Thoughts -- George Worgan Writes Home -- Surgeon General John White Muses on the Usefulness of Having a Negro Convict Attend the Colony's Sorties -- Church Tree -- The Female Convicts Have Landed -- Night of the Lightning -- The Governor Addresses his Fowl Yard of Convicts -- A List of Do's and Don'ts to be Applied When Building a New Colony -- The Surgeon General considers the Value of Sweet Tea --
  • Contents note continued: Ways that a Troublesome Black Convict Can Escape Hanging -- John Martin's Twenty Five Lashes -- A Early Report of Convict Behaviour in the New Colony -- The Outraged Morals of Lieutenant Ralph Clarke -- Reverend Richard Johnson Pens a Quick Note to Governor Phillip -- A Few Entries from the Logbook of the Superintendent of Pain -- Black Caesar's Pantoum or The Bear is Hungry -- John White Goes in Search of Edibles -- Daniel Southwell Considers The Natives -- Judge Advocate David Collins on Venereal Disease Part 1:1788 -- Death Tree -- Game Shooters for the Governor -- The Night Watch -- Jacob Nagle Comments on the First Woman Hung in the Colonies -- The Judge Advocate Muses on a Solution To Rid the Colony of its Rat Plague -- Petition, July 1789 -- David Collins' Punishment Rations -- John Randall Goes Head Hunting -- No One Believes it's Real Marriage in New South Wales -- David Collins on Venereal Disease Part 2:1791 -- John Martin's Fifty Acres --
  • Contents note continued: The Colony's First Bushranger, Black Caesar Courted Death For Years -- A Summary of Negro Thefts and Returns in the New Colony -- My Mary
Control code
000058982457
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781742589183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962351798
Label
Dark convicts, Judy Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page136-137)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: George Washington's Lost Slave Villanelle -- Dumped Shop-Soiled -- Counsel for the Defence -- Caught Black Handed -- Eleven Black Scoundrels bound for the First Fleet -- John Martin Awaits His Fate in Newgate Prison -- Our Cerberus King Guards the Gates -- Of the Most Dangerous Disposition -- Farewell and Adieu Old England -- All Falls Apart on the High Sea -- Thirst -- The Fleet Reaches Its Destination -- Richard Johnson, Chaplain, and Surgeon General John White Confer on the Outbreak of Dysentery -- Lieutenant William Bradley's Dark Thoughts -- George Worgan Writes Home -- Surgeon General John White Muses on the Usefulness of Having a Negro Convict Attend the Colony's Sorties -- Church Tree -- The Female Convicts Have Landed -- Night of the Lightning -- The Governor Addresses his Fowl Yard of Convicts -- A List of Do's and Don'ts to be Applied When Building a New Colony -- The Surgeon General considers the Value of Sweet Tea --
  • Contents note continued: Ways that a Troublesome Black Convict Can Escape Hanging -- John Martin's Twenty Five Lashes -- A Early Report of Convict Behaviour in the New Colony -- The Outraged Morals of Lieutenant Ralph Clarke -- Reverend Richard Johnson Pens a Quick Note to Governor Phillip -- A Few Entries from the Logbook of the Superintendent of Pain -- Black Caesar's Pantoum or The Bear is Hungry -- John White Goes in Search of Edibles -- Daniel Southwell Considers The Natives -- Judge Advocate David Collins on Venereal Disease Part 1:1788 -- Death Tree -- Game Shooters for the Governor -- The Night Watch -- Jacob Nagle Comments on the First Woman Hung in the Colonies -- The Judge Advocate Muses on a Solution To Rid the Colony of its Rat Plague -- Petition, July 1789 -- David Collins' Punishment Rations -- John Randall Goes Head Hunting -- No One Believes it's Real Marriage in New South Wales -- David Collins on Venereal Disease Part 2:1791 -- John Martin's Fifty Acres --
  • Contents note continued: The Colony's First Bushranger, Black Caesar Courted Death For Years -- A Summary of Negro Thefts and Returns in the New Colony -- My Mary
Control code
000058982457
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781742589183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962351798

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