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  Barefoot and Pregnant?: Irish Famine Orphans in Australia Volume 2
Barefoot & Pregnant V2


 
Our Price: AU$48.99 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 480 pages
Author: T. McClaughlin
Year: 2002
Other Data: b&w photos, map, sketches, index
ISBN: 0949672513

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Product Code: VGS016
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Their homes broken and their parents dead, the adolescent Irish orphan girls sent to Australia at the time of the Great Famine faced new hardships when they arrived. Maligned as useless trollops , barefooted little country beggars , easily given to the gratification of their desires , they battles to carve a new life for themselves in the city and the bush. This collection of documents allows the reader to decide if they were wrongfully condemned from the outset. The register of all the orphans who came to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart proves to be an essential reference tool for family historians and anyone interested in the migration of Irish females. Names and addresses from the first volume for the Register of orphans have not been automatically included in the second volume. They have had to be resubmitted.

Contents:
Introduction
Irish Perspectives
Hopes and Dreams
The Voyage: Surgeons See Things Differently
Colonial Governments Organise the Reception
Impugning the Orphans' Character
Feisty Moreton Bay Women
Individual Cases - Individual Stories
The Pearch - Poem
Register of Irish Female Orphans
Index


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