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

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Intrigued to discover a convict in her family tree, Babette Smith decided to investigate her ancestor's life and the lives of the 99 women who were transported with her on the Princess Royal in 1829.

Piece by piece she reveals the story of her ancestor, the indomitable Susannah Watson, who, trapped in the crowded, filthy slums of Nottingham, stole because she 'could not bea

Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin (first published December 1st 1988)
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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!
Jun 17, 2013 ☼♄Jülie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
A really good way to learn about the history of Australia
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