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The Resource Mattie : coming of age in convict Australia, Sheila Hunter

Mattie : coming of age in convict Australia, Sheila Hunter

Label
Mattie : coming of age in convict Australia
Title
Mattie
Title remainder
coming of age in convict Australia
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Hunter
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
HISTORICAL FICTION. AUSTRALIAN. Vividly brings to life the colonial beginnings of Port Jackson and the goldfields. As a 12-year old London street urchin Mattie is convicted for petty theft and sentenced to 7 years transportation to the penal colony in Port Jackson, New South Wales. Another female convict. Peg takes her under her wing and gives her a chance of making something of this new and strange life. Mattie makes something of every opportunity that comes her way, and though life is not particularly kind to her, she battles though, earning her freedom, marrying and becoming a mother in her new home. On this amazing journey she gets entangled with bushrangers, becomes a goldfields entrepreneur, sadly gets widowed, but her spirit is indomitable and she becomes both a pillar and a much-loved treasure of her adopted community
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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Hunter, Sheila
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Powter, Sara
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  • Prisoners
  • Convicts
Target audience
general
Label
Mattie : coming of age in convict Australia, Sheila Hunter
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057546596
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
3rd edition.
Extent
v, 280 pages
Isbn
9781925403404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951020088
Label
Mattie : coming of age in convict Australia, Sheila Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057546596
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
3rd edition.
Extent
v, 280 pages
Isbn
9781925403404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951020088

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