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The Resource James Hardy Vaux's 1819 dictionary of criminal slang : and other impolite terms as used by the convicts of the British colonies of Australia, with additional true stories, remarkable facts & illustrations by Simon Barnard

James Hardy Vaux's 1819 dictionary of criminal slang : and other impolite terms as used by the convicts of the British colonies of Australia, with additional true stories, remarkable facts & illustrations by Simon Barnard

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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 dictionary of criminal slang : and other impolite terms as used by the convicts of the British colonies of Australia
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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 dictionary of criminal slang
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and other impolite terms as used by the convicts of the British colonies of Australia
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with additional true stories, remarkable facts & illustrations by Simon Barnard
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  • 1819 dictionary of criminal slang
  • James Hardy Vaux's nineteen-eghteen dictionary of criminal slang
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eng
Summary
In the early 1800s magistrates in the Australian colonies were often frustrated by the language used by reoffending convicts to disguise their criminal activities and intensions. Convict clerk James Hardy Vaux came up with a useful idea - a dictionary of slang and other terms used by convicts. And so, in 1819, he compiled what was to be Australia's first published dictionary. Vaux's dictionary is a fascinating account of convict language, including the origins and early usage of several words that have evolved to become part of Australian English today. This new edition presents Vaux's original dictionary entries alongside remarkable tales of convicts' lives and crimes
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Barnard, Simon
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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1782-
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Vaux, James Hardy
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  • English language
  • Prisoners
  • Australia
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adult
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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 dictionary of criminal slang : and other impolite terms as used by the convicts of the British colonies of Australia, with additional true stories, remarkable facts & illustrations by Simon Barnard
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  • "Australia's first dictionary"--Cover
  • A new and comprehensive vocabulary of the flash language by James Hardy Vaux originally publshed by John Murray, London, 1819
  • Includes indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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p2251340067
Dimensions
25 cm.
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viii, 312 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781925773897
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 dictionary of criminal slang : and other impolite terms as used by the convicts of the British colonies of Australia, with additional true stories, remarkable facts & illustrations by Simon Barnard
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Australia's first dictionary"--Cover
  • A new and comprehensive vocabulary of the flash language by James Hardy Vaux originally publshed by John Murray, London, 1819
  • Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251340067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925773897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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