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The Resource The Convict's Daughter

The Convict's Daughter

Label
The Convict's Daughter
Title
The Convict's Daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kiera Lindsey
Title variation
convicts daughter
Title variation remainder
the scandal that shocked a colony
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One wet autumn evening in 1848, fifteen-year-old Mary Ann Gill stole out of a bedroom window in her father's Sydney hotel and took a coach to a local racecourse. There she was to elope with James Butler Kinchela, wayward son of the former Attorney-General. Her enraged father pursued them on horseback and fired two pistols at his daughter's suitor, narrowly avoiding killing him.What followed was Australia's most scandalous abduction trial of the era, as well as an extraordinary story of adventure and misadventure, both in Australia and abroad. Through humiliation, heartache, bankruptcy and betrayal, Mary Ann hung on to James' promise to marry her.This is a compelling biography of a currency lass born when convicts were still working the streets of Sydney. Starting with just a newspaper clipping, historian Kiera Lindsey has uncovered the world of her feisty great, great, great aunt, who lived and loved during a period of dramatic social and political change
Summary
One wet autumn evening in 1848, fifteen-year-old Mary Ann Gill stole out of a bedroom window in her father's Sydney hotel and took a coach to a local racecourse. There she was to elope with James Butler Kinchela, wayward son of the former Attorney-General. Her enraged father pursued them on horseback and fired two pistols at his daughter's suitor, narrowly avoiding killing him. What followed was Australia's most scandalous abduction trial of the era, as well as an extraordinary story of adventure and misadventure, both in Australia and abroad. Through humiliation, heartache, bankruptcy and betrayal, Mary Ann hung on to James' promise to marry her. This is a compelling biography of a currency lass born when convicts were still working the streets of Sydney. Starting with just a newspaper clipping, historian Kiera Lindsey has uncovered the world of her feisty great, great, great aunt, who lived and loved during a period of dramatic social and political change.--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10523493
Cataloging source
QIPS
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Lindsey, Kiera
Dewey number
920.7209944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography
Target audience
adult
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the scandal that shocked a colony
Label
The Convict's Daughter
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Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_252142
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533907
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Convict's Daughter
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_252142
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533907
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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