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Frost, L 2001 , 'Eliza Churchill tells...', in Lucy Frost and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (eds.), Chain Letters: Narrativng Convict Lives , University of Melbourne Press, Melbourne, pp. 79-90.

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As a genre within autobiography, the convict narrative has implicitly been gendered male. Although no female convict narratives were published, some survive within the colonial archive. This chapter considers a story of convict life, told in the Launceston Female Factory, and surviving today because it became evidence gathered by an enquiry into female convict prison discipline in Van Diemen’s Land (1841-43).

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Frost, L
Keywords: female factory female convict narrative female convicts in Van Diemen's Land
Publisher: University of Melbourne Press
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