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The Resource John Campbell & Charlotte Dawson : trials of life and law, David William Otterman

John Campbell & Charlotte Dawson : trials of life and law, David William Otterman

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John Campbell & Charlotte Dawson : trials of life and law
Title
John Campbell & Charlotte Dawson
Title remainder
trials of life and law
Statement of responsibility
David William Otterman
Title variation
John Campbell and Charlotte Dawson
Title variation remainder
trials of life and law
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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Otterman, David William
Dewey number
920.0994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Otterman, David
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  • Campbell, John
  • Dawson, Charlotte
  • Campbell, John
  • Dawson, Charlotte
  • Women convicts
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Australia
Summary expansion
This book is the true story of two people who came to Australia in the 1820s. John Campbell a victim of the Highland clearances in Sutherland, Scotland, emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in search of a better life. Charlotte Dawson, a petty thief from Lincolnshire, England, was tried, convicted and sentenced to seven years transportation to New South Wales.The story follows John and Charlotte from cradle to grave, giving us a view of the conditions under which they lived, and consequently the trials and tribulations they endured. Their lives are influenced by the people they met and the context of their time. Their marriage is fraught with unfortunate incidents and separation. John and Charlotte represent the thousands of immigrants and convicts who settled in Australia in the first half of the 19th century. Social change was progressively bringing about better living conditions, but they lived in a time when the rights, interests and moral opinions of the privileged were still paramount to those of the common individual. Ordinary people, subject to the law, they often stumbled into circumstances which led to adverse consequences.This book therefore gives both a biographical and historical account of early Australia as experienced through the lives of a free settler and a convict. Some aspects of the story are raw and confronting, but the facts are a part of that early Australian history and their lives.David Otterman is a graduate of McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and a geologist by profession. He has two papers published in technical volumes. This is his first work of biographical history
Label
John Campbell & Charlotte Dawson : trials of life and law, David William Otterman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053721696
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
275 pages, xxiv pages of plates
Isbn
9780994195005
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)895152703
Label
John Campbell & Charlotte Dawson : trials of life and law, David William Otterman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053721696
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
275 pages, xxiv pages of plates
Isbn
9780994195005
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)895152703

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