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Orphans of History: The Forgotten Children of the First Fleet

Publisher: Text Publishing

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 232 pages
Author: R. Holden
Year: 2001
ISBN: 9781876485542
Other: b&w photos, sketches, bibliog, index
Publisher: Text Publishing

In a poignant and focused re-examination of the First Fleet, Holden has told the story of approximately fifty children who accompanied the 1500 adults who were the foundation of European settlement in Australia.

With a sharp eye for the surviving shreds of evidence and with an imaginative power to construct and infer individual stories from contemporary published sources such as treatises, official reports and novels, Holden builds a story of broad social context while inferring much about individual experience ... an important redress to a lapse in our historical memory and a coda to the painful story of Australia's foundations on the pain, tears and sweat of its convict settlers' -- John Thompson, Australia Book Review

Contents:
The Infant Colony
London 1783
Chinmneysweep to Convict
Perceptions of Childhood
Newgate Prison--An Entrance to Hell
A Nursery of Crime
A Celebrated First Fleet Family
A Floating Nursey
Voyage and Landfall
The Infant Colony Christened
Norfolk Island
The Devil at Botany Bay
Family Blessings
John Hudson: In Memoriam
Afterword
Notes
A Biographical Index of Children of the First Fleet
Checklist of Children
Select Bibliography

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