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Beth : The story of a child convict

Beth : The story of a child convict
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S0007111488 E Wil
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ISBN 9780734417442
Call Number E Wil
Author Wilson, Mark 1949
Title Beth : The story of a child convict
Place of production Sydney, NSW : Hachette, 2017
Notes A story of the First Fleet, from the acclaimed author of MY MOTHER'S EYES and ANGEL OF KOKODA.Beth is a child convict, caught stealing on the streets of London and sent to Australia on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival. The story also explores the new arrivals' relationship with the Indigenous population, and the devastation that the Europeans brought with them.But through Beth's experiences we also see the sense of hope that many in the new colony held for the future, and how they survived - and in some cases thrived.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Convicts Australia
Prisoners Australia
First Fleet, 1787-1788
Aboriginal Australians First contact with Europeans
Social conditions
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Australia -- History -- 1788-1851
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1788-1851
Genre Australian
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