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The Resource Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era

Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era

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Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era
Title
Australia's birthstain
Title remainder
the startling legacy of the convict era
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why is it that Australians are still misled by myths about their convict heritage? Why are so many family historians surprised to find a convict ancestor in their family trees? Why did an entire society collude to cover up its past? Babette Smith traces the stories of hundreds of convicts over the 80 years of convict transportation to Australia. Putting a human face on the convicts' experience, she paints a rich picture of their crimes in Britain and their lives in the colonies. Most convicts became good citizens and the backbone of the new nation. So why did we need to hide them away? Australia's Birthstain rewrites the story of Australia's convict foundations, revealing the involvement of British politicians and clergy in creating a birthstain that reached far beyond convict crimes. Its startling conclusion offers a fresh perspective on our past
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1942-
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Smith, Babette
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  • Prisoners
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25158119
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781741146042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25158119
  • (Sirsi) 25158119
Label
Australia's birthstain : the startling legacy of the convict era
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25158119
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781741146042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25158119
  • (Sirsi) 25158119

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