Shackled: female convicts at Moreton Bay, 1826-1839

Harrison, Jennifer Shackled: female convicts at Moreton Bay, 1826-1839. Victoria, Australia: Anchor Books Australia, 2016.

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Author Harrison, Jennifer
Title Shackled: female convicts at Moreton Bay, 1826-1839
Place of Publication Victoria, Australia
Publisher Anchor Books Australia
Publication year 2016
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780992467159
Language eng
Total number of pages 271
Collection year 2017
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, was first known as Moreton Bay, a place of secondary punishment in New South Wales until 1859. Who were the women convicts who were sent there? Were they part of a distinct criminal class? Could they control their own destinies in any way or were they victims of an uncompromising penal system? Were they irretrievably tied to their criminal past or did they develop new lives?

This book identifies each woman sent to Moreton Bay and brings to light their full stories. Here the women are evaluated to enable an understanding of the procedures which ordered their lives. As the new settlement developed, the social conditions proved as much a shackle as their criminality.
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