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The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey

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The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony
Title
The convict's daughter
Title remainder
the scandal that shocked a colony
Statement of responsibility
Kiera Lindsey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dramatic and fast-paced biography of a currency lass born to convicts who gained their freedom and then their fortune in 1840s Sydney. One wet autumn evening in 1848, fifteen-year-old Mary Ann Gill stole out of a bedroom window in her father's Sydney hotel and took a coach to a local racecourse. There she was to elope with James Butler Kinchela, wayward son of the former Attorney-General. Her enraged father pursued them on horseback and fired two pistols at his daughter's suitor, narrowly avoiding killing him. What followed was Australia's most scandalous abduction trial of the era, as well as an extraordinary story of adventure and misadventure, both in Australia and abroad. Through humiliation, heartache, bankruptcy and betrayal, Mary Ann hung on to James' promise to marry her. This is a compelling biography of a currency lass born when convicts were still working the streets of Sydney. Starting with just a newspaper clipping, historian Kiera Lindsey has uncovered the world of her feisty great, great, great aunt, who lived and loved during a period of dramatic social and political change
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindsey, Kiera
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gill, Mary Ann
  • Kinchela, James Butler
  • Elopement
  • Children of criminals
  • Teenage girls
  • Trials (Kidnapping)
  • Scandals
  • Women
  • Australia
  • New South Wales (Australia)
Target audience
adult
Label
The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
p225761230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760112585
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225761230
  • (Sirsi) p225761230
Label
The convict's daughter : the scandal that shocked a colony, Kiera Lindsey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
p225761230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760112585
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225761230
  • (Sirsi) p225761230

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