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The Resource Child convicts, Net Brennan

Child convicts, Net Brennan

Label
Child convicts
Title
Child convicts
Statement of responsibility
Net Brennan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In eighteenth-century Britain, children as young as seven were tried in court as adults for crimes such as picking pockets or stealing clothes. If convicted, they could be sentenced to death or transported to the then-perilous and isolated colonies of Australia, where life was often as difficult and dangerous as it was in Britain. But transportation also meant opportunity for the lucky few. Child Convicts is about the lives of these young prisoners who were forever changed because of transportations, including the boy who became the first person hanged in Australia and the girl whose likeness is now on the nations' twenty-dollar note. This is their story: one of nation-building and one of survival."--Jacket flap
Summary
An anecdotal portrayal of life for the youngest convicts who populated the Australian colonies more than two centuries ago describes how English children were once tried as adults for petty crimes and banished to isolated and dangerous colonies, in an account complemented by historical photos and drawings.
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10459917
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
365/.42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8950.A8
LC item number
B74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/related_authorities
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http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Child convicts, Net Brennan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great Southern Land -- Crime -- The First Fleet -- Starvation -- A land without people? -- About convict origins -- From a jail to a colony -- Punishment -- Boys will be boys -- Escape -- Mothers of the nation -- The end of transportation -- Today's convict links
Control code
20437212
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First U.S edition.
Extent
29 pages
Isbn
9780763673260
Lccn
2014952796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903634653
  • (OCoLC)903634653
Label
Child convicts, Net Brennan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great Southern Land -- Crime -- The First Fleet -- Starvation -- A land without people? -- About convict origins -- From a jail to a colony -- Punishment -- Boys will be boys -- Escape -- Mothers of the nation -- The end of transportation -- Today's convict links
Control code
20437212
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First U.S edition.
Extent
29 pages
Isbn
9780763673260
Lccn
2014952796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903634653
  • (OCoLC)903634653

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