Convicts of the Eleanor

Protests in Rural England New lives in Australia

Author(s): KENT & TOWNSEND
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850365047
This book focuses on the men of the convict transport Eleanor who arrived in New South Wales in 1831. From the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and they were transported for their part in the Swing riots - the great agricultural uprising of 1830-31.

480 people were sent to Australia ('the largest single group in the history of transportation' - George Rudé). The men on the Eleanor made up 30% of the Swing transportees. Part I of the book deals with the men of the Eleanor in their English setting, Part II with their experiences as convicts and free men in New South Wales. The focus of the book is on ruined and then reconstructed lives.

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“an ably researched and well written study” Australian Journal of Political Science “Based on sound scholarship and exemplary use of original sources, this comprehensive, well-written account amply fulfils the authors' aim of recovering the full experience of lives divided by exile” citation for the award of a winner of a John and Patricia Ward Prize- one of four major literary prizes in the New South Wales Premier's History Awards

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850365047
ISBN10 085036504X
Binding Paperback
Date Published 30 Jul 2002
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 305
Publisher Merlin Press

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