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The Resource Fractured families : life on the margins in colonial New South Wales, Tanya Evans

Fractured families : life on the margins in colonial New South Wales, Tanya Evans

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Fractured families : life on the margins in colonial New South Wales
Title
Fractured families
Title remainder
life on the margins in colonial New South Wales
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The poorest men and women in colonial NSW are no longer marginalised, but front and centre in a book that reveals what life was like for them. Most convicts arriving in New South Wales didn't expect to make their fortunes. Some went on to great success, but countless convicts and free migrants struggled with limited prospects, discrimination and misfortune. Many desperate people turned to The Benevolent Society, Australia's first charity founded in 1813, for assistance and sustenance. In this rich and revealing book, Tanya Evans collaborates with family historians - many writing about their own ancestors - to present the everyday lives of these people. The detailed and extensive archives of The Benevolent Society allow us to reclaim these unknown lives and understand our own history better, not to mention the often random nature of betterment and progress
Summary
"Most convicts arriving in New South Wales didn't expect to make their fortunes. Some went on to great success, but countless convicts and free migrants struggled with limited prospects, discrimination and misfortune. Many desperate people turned to The Benevolent Society, Australia's first charity founded in 1813, for assistance and sustenance. In this rich and revealing book, Tanya Evans collaborates with family historians to present the everyday lives of these people. We see many families who have fallen on hard times because of drink, unwanted pregnancy, violence, unemployment or plain bad luck, seeking help and often shunted from asylums or institutions. In the careful tracing of families, we see the way in which disadvantage can be passed down from one generation to the next. The detailed and extensive archives of The Benevolent Society allow us to reclaim these unknown lives and understand our history better, not to mention the often random nature of betterment and progress." -- Publisher's website
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Community and Regional History Prize, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10542998
Cataloging source
AU@
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1972-
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Evans, Tanya
Dewey number
994.402
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Social history
  • Economic history
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life on the margins in colonial New South Wales
Label
Fractured families : life on the margins in colonial New South Wales, Tanya Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053423228
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742232577
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)891462702
Label
Fractured families : life on the margins in colonial New South Wales, Tanya Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053423228
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742232577
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)891462702

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