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Irish Women in Australia

Paperback|Oct 1998
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Ireland provided the majority of female convicts for the first 40 years of Australia's penal colony, and Irish women made up a significant proportion of assisted and free immigrants throughout the 19th century. The women of Ireland, bound or free,...


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Ireland provided the majority of female convicts for the first 40 years of Australia's penal colony, and Irish women made up a significant proportion of assisted and free immigrants throughout the 19th century. The women of Ireland, bound or free, have therefore left a significant mark on Australia's population and culture.;Who were these women? Why did they end up there? And what did they make of their lives? The ten essays in this volume present a view of convicts and rebels, murderers and disorderly women, wives and mothers, workers and the new rich, country maids and slum dwellers. Each essay reveals something of Australia's diverse past.
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A fascinating trip into colonial history, the result of collaboration between family historians, genealogists and social historians
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The women of Ireland, bond or free, have left a distinctive mark on Australia's population and culture.Irish Women in Colonial Australiaprovides an intriguing picture of the richness and variety of the Irish experience in the making of a new nation. Ireland provided the majority of female convicts for the first forty years of the penal colony, and Irish women made up a significant proportion of assisted and free immigrants throughout the nineteenth century. Through nine lively essays, a rare collaboration between family historians and professional historians enables the reader to range across the lives of murderers and orphans, workers and the new rich, country maids and slum dwellers.Who were these women? Why did they come here? What did they bring with them? And what did they make of their lives in the raw, new world so different from the world they left behind?
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 135023
  • Product Code 1864487151
  • EAN 9781864487152
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Publication Date Oct 1998
  • Dimensions 215 x 140 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.400kg
  • "thank God It Can Be No Worse" - Portia Robinson
  • "unfit To Die" - Richard Davis
  • "the Priest Made A Bother About It" - Robin Haines
  • Dora Macdonagh And Her "sisters" - Richard Reid
  • "if She Was To Be Hard Up She Would Sooner Be Hard Up In A Strange Land
  • Than Where She Would Be Known" - Eric Richards And Ann Herraman
  • "i Cannot Do Any More" - Libby Connors And Bernadette Turner
  • "tell Father And Mother Not To Be Unhappy For I Am Very Comfortable" -
  • Pauline Rule
  • "i Was Nowhere Else" - Trevor Mcclaughlin
  • "this Is The Place That Foolish Girls Are Knowing" - David Fitzpatrick.

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