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'Wished to get out to our mother': convict transportation as family experience


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Frost, L (2006) 'Wished to get out to our mother': convict transportation as family experience. Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings, 53 (3). pp. 125-137. ISSN 0039-9809

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While many nineteenth-century families were rent asunder when one of their members was transported to Australia, for others the sentence offered family reunion. This article uses judicial records from the Archives Office of Scotland to recover the history of a Glasgow family in which the mother was transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1821. Over the next eight years, her three youngest daughters would follow in her footsteps through the Scottish courts and across the sea to Hobart Town.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Page Range: pp. 125-137
ISSN: 0039-9809
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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 01:05
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:40
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