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The lost boys of Mr Dickens : how the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers, Steve Harris

Label
The lost boys of Mr Dickens : how the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers
Title
The lost boys of Mr Dickens
Title remainder
how the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers
Statement of responsibility
Steve Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this, his third book, Steve Harris continues to shed light on the dark side of Australia's colonial past. This is the gripping real-life story of two young boys in the 19th century sent by the British Government as impoverished and unwanted juveniles to exile to Van Diemen's Land in the world's first prison built exclusively for children. Prejudice, moral panic, harsh justice and expedience saw unwanted boys condemned to severe isolation, solitary confinement, hard labour in chains and thrashings in a juvenile version of notorious Port Arthur, a ground-breaking chapter in the history of juvenile crime and punishment. Some quietly endured in the hope of salvation through rudimentary trade and Biblical instruction, but others became relentlessly defiant and mutinous in a brotherhood of resistance and bullying, inexorably slipping from hope to hell. Engrossing as a novel, this story of the death of childhood in the cradle of the world's mightiest empire, and the atmospheric tale of crime and punishment leading to a sensational murder trial is from another time but implicitly raises questions which remain with us today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Steve
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sparkes, Henry
  • Campbell, Charles
  • Sparkes, Henry
  • Campbell, Charles
  • Sparkes, Henry
  • Campbell, Charles
  • Convicts
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile corrections
  • Prisoners
  • Murderers
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Corporal punishment of children
  • Juvenile justice, Administration of
  • Penal colonies
  • Convicts
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Convicts
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost boys of Mr Dickens : how the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers, Steve Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066045777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925556988
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1103467951
Label
The lost boys of Mr Dickens : how the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers, Steve Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066045777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925556988
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1103467951

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