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The Resource Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony, Jessica North

Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony, Jessica North

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Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony
Title
Esther
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the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony
Statement of responsibility
Jessica North
Title variation
Esther
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eng
Summary
The extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became First Lady of the colony. Esther Abrahams was one of the first Jewish women to arrive in the new land. Through her we meet some of the key people who helped shape the nation. Her life is an extraordinary rags-to-riches story. Aged 16, she stood trial at the Old Bailey in London for stealing 24 yards of black silk lace. Her sentence was transportation to New South Wales. She embarked on the perilous journey on the First Fleet as a convict, with no idea of what lay ahead. Once on shore, she became the servant and, in time, the wife of the young first lieutenant George Johnston. Much like another, better-known colonial woman, Elizabeth Macarthur, Esther successfully managed her husband's property and became a significant figure in the new colony. George Johnston, her husband, as leader of the Rum Rebellion against Governor Bligh, appropriated the office of Lieutenant-Governor of NSW, making Esther First Lady of the colony, a remarkable rise in society for a former convict
Summary
The little-known rags to riches love story of a convict girl who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. Much like another, better-known colonial woman, Elizabeth Macarthur, Esther successfully managed her husband's property and became a significant figure in the new colony.
Biography type
individual biography
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10763472
Cataloging source
QBOO
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North, Jessica
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Abrahams, Esther
  • Johnston, George
  • Great Britain
  • Women convicts
  • Convicts
  • Ex-convicts
  • Women prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • Pioneers
  • Governors' spouses
  • Jewish women
  • Australia
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
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the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became First Lady of the Colony
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Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony, Jessica North
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographi cal references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065134717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760527372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1082873892
Label
Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony, Jessica North
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographi cal references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065134717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760527372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1082873892

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