The Resource Female convicts

Female convicts

Label
Female convicts
Title
Female convicts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Oxley, Deborah
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  • Women in Australia
  • Convicts
  • Australia
Label
Female convicts
Instantiates
Note
In:Convict Workers: Reinterpreting Australia's Past, 1988 pp. 85-97
Contents
Female convicts have been widely regarded as whores and members of a professional criminal class. In this detailed analysis of convict data, historian Deborah Oxley examines who these women actually were. She focuses on details of their crimes, occupations and skills prior to transportations and their literacy and numeracy levels. She finds that many were transported for petty crimes, and many had useful skills that were immediately put to work in the colony. Curriculum Area: History Extension
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Extent
p.13
Label
Female convicts
Note
In:Convict Workers: Reinterpreting Australia's Past, 1988 pp. 85-97
Contents
Female convicts have been widely regarded as whores and members of a professional criminal class. In this detailed analysis of convict data, historian Deborah Oxley examines who these women actually were. She focuses on details of their crimes, occupations and skills prior to transportations and their literacy and numeracy levels. She finds that many were transported for petty crimes, and many had useful skills that were immediately put to work in the colony. Curriculum Area: History Extension
Control code
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Extent
p.13

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