Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with external protective plastic covering and stamps and stickers to interior. General wear to book and dust jacket edges and corners.
This book is based on an exhaustive analysis of records of 20,00 male and female convicts sent to New South Wales between 1817 and 1840. The convicts were not professional criminals but ordinary British and Irish men and women. Nevertheless, they bought a diverse range of useful skills essential to the forging of a new economy and society.