Secondhand. Good condition. Some marks and wear to foredge. Laminate on bottom right book corner is starting to split from backing.
Ireland provided the majority of female convicts for the first forty years of the penal colony. Irish women also made up a significant proportion of assisted and free immigrants throughout the nineteenth century. The nine essays in this book provide insight into the experience of Irish women in Australia, from murderers and orphans, workers and the wealthy, country maids and slum dwellers. Who were these women? Why did they come here? Moreover, what did they make of their lives in the raw, new world so different from the world they left behind?