Van Diemen s Women

While this book looks at the lives of all the women aboard, it focuses on two women in particular: Eliza Davis, who was transported from Wicklow Gaol for life for infanticide, having had her sentence commuted from death, and Margaret Butler ...

Van Diemen s Women

On 2 September 1845, the convict ship Tasmania left Kingstown Harbour for Van Diemen’s Land with 138 female convicts and their 35 children. On 3 December, the ship arrived into Hobart Town. While this book looks at the lives of all the women aboard, it focuses on two women in particular: Eliza Davis, who was transported from Wicklow Gaol for life for infanticide, having had her sentence commuted from death, and Margaret Butler, sentenced to seven years’ transportation for stealing potatoes in Carlow. Using original records, this study reveals the reality of transportation, together with the legacy left by these women in Tasmania and beyond, and shows that perhaps, for some, this Draconian punishment was, in fact, a life-saving measure.

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Van Diemen's Women
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Joan Kavanagh, Dianne Snowden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-05 - Publisher: The History Press

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Language: en
Pages: 58
Authors: Joan Kavanagh, Dianne Snowden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 200? - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Dianne Maree Snowden
Categories: Women
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher:

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Women of Van Diemen’s Land - Staffordshire Convicts
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gladys Dinnacombe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-18 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

In the sequel to her book 'Sent to Van Diemen's Land', Gladys delves deeper into the histories of Staffordshire people transported to Australia. Gladys has extensive experience in researching family histories. During her study of her own family tree she has been struck by the stories that have been both
Van Diemen’s Land
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: James Boyce
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-01 - Publisher: Black Inc.

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