Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Strumpets home

Strumpets home: "Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls is the story of each of the 1600 convict women sent to Van Diemen’s Land (now known as Tasmania) in the first three decades of European settlement. The title comes from the description given to convict Julia Mullins by Surgeon Matthew Burnside. At the end of the voyage from England to Hobart, a clearly exasperated Burnside wrote:"


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