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Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the Princess Royal

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This is a superbly written and insightful account of the extraordinary lives of 100 of australia's 'forgotten' female convicts.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin (first published December 1st 1988)
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Cathy
Jun 15, 2013 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a brilliant look into the life's of the women convicts sentenced to transportation to Australia. Thoroughly researched and well set out from beginning to end. Loved it!
☼♄Jülie
Apr 06, 2015 ☼♄Jülie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Australian history...especially family history researchers.
Recommended to ☼♄Jülie by: Research discovery.
Makes you want to read history! Babette Smith's thoroughly researched work, including her other books, just make you hungry to know more.

As a family researcher, my thirst for more information about our convict heritage and the conditions they endured both before and after their transportation led me to discover this book.
The book was written twice by the author, Babette Smith: once as a non fiction work whilst researching her own convict ancestor, and then as a novel based on the facts of those
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Jun 27, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it
A really good way to learn about the history of Australia
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