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The Resource The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey

The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey

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The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony
Title
The convict's daughter
Title remainder
the scandal that shocked a colony
Statement of responsibility
Kiera Lindsey
Title variation
convicts daughter
Title variation remainder
the scandal that shocked a colony
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Author
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.--Back cover
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
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gill, Martin
  • Gill, Mary Ann
  • Kinchela, James Butler
  • Gill, M. L
  • Children of criminals
  • Elopement
  • Scandals
  • Scandals
  • Trials (Assault and battery)
  • Trials (Assault and battery)
  • Trials (Kidnapping)
  • Trials (Kidnapping)
  • Teenage girls
  • Women
  • Women
  • New South Wales
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the scandal that shocked a colony
Label
The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057317173
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760112585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), one colour map, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)939714174
Label
The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057317173
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760112585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), one colour map, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)939714174

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