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The Resource Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years, Graham Seal

Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years, Graham Seal

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Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years
Title
Great convict stories
Title remainder
dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years
Statement of responsibility
Graham Seal
Title variation
Dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Graham Seal takes us back to Australia's ignominious beginnings, when a hungry child could be transported to the other side of the globe for the theft of a handkerchief. It was a time when men were flogged till they bled for a minor misdemeanour, or forced to walk the treadmill for hours. Teams in iron chains carved roads through sandstone cliffs with hand picks, and men could select wives from a line up at the Female Factory. From the notorious prison regimes at Norfolk Island, Port Arthur and Macquarie Harbour, came chilling accounts of cruelty, murder and even cannibalism. Despite the often harsh conditions, many convicts served their prison terms and built successful lives for themselves and their families. With a cast of colourful characters from around the country: the real Artful Dodger, intrepid bushrangers like Martin Cash and Moondyne Joe, and the legendary nurse Margaret Catchpole, Great Convict Stories offers a fascinating insight into life in Australia's first decades."--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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1950-
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Seal, Graham
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convicts
  • Country life
  • Ex-offenders
  • Convicts
  • Prisoners
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Ex-convicts
  • Ex-offenders
  • Convicts
  • Convicts
  • Convicts
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years, Graham Seal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic notes and references
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Lashland -- Introduction -- 1. Unpromising Beginnings -- 2. Perilous Voyages -- 3. The Convict Underworld -- 4. The System -- 5. Pain and Suffering -- 6. Troublemakers 7. Places of Condemnation -- 8. Desperate Escapes -- 9. The Felonry -- 10. A Convict Stain -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Notes and Sources -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000060855301
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9781760297787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005351023
Label
Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years, Graham Seal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic notes and references
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Lashland -- Introduction -- 1. Unpromising Beginnings -- 2. Perilous Voyages -- 3. The Convict Underworld -- 4. The System -- 5. Pain and Suffering -- 6. Troublemakers 7. Places of Condemnation -- 8. Desperate Escapes -- 9. The Felonry -- 10. A Convict Stain -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Notes and Sources -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000060855301
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9781760297787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005351023

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