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The Resource Flash Jim, Kel Richards

Flash Jim, Kel Richards

Label
Flash Jim
Title
Flash Jim
Statement of responsibility
Kel Richards
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you wear 'togs', tell a 'yarn', call someone 'sly', or refuse to 'snitch' on a friend then you are talking like a convict. These words, and hundreds of others, once left colonial magistrates baffled and police confused. So comprehensible to us today, the flash language of criminals and convicts had marine officer Watkin Tench complaining about the need for an interpreter in the colonial court. Luckily, by 1811, that man was at hand. James Hardy Vaux - conman, pickpocket, absconder and thief, born into comfortable circumstances in England - was so drawn to a life of crime he was transported to Australia... not once, but three times! Vaux's talents, glibness and audacity were extraordinary, and perceiving an opportunity to ingratiate himself with authorities during his second sentence, he set about writing a dictionary of the criminal slang of the colony, which was recognised for its uniqueness and taken back to England to be published
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, Kel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaux, James Hardy
  • Prisoners
  • Convicts
  • English language
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Lexicographers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Flash Jim, Kel Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "James Hardy Vaux, convict fraudster, transported 3 times, author of Australia's first dictionary" -- Cover
  • Includes a vocabulary of the flash language (pages 257-312)
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
p2251681197
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460759769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Flash Jim, Kel Richards
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "James Hardy Vaux, convict fraudster, transported 3 times, author of Australia's first dictionary" -- Cover
  • Includes a vocabulary of the flash language (pages 257-312)
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
p2251681197
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460759769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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