The Bride Ships: Experiences of Immigrants Arriving in Western Australia 1849-1889

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 270 pages
Author: R. Erickson
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9780859057981
Other: b&w photos, maps, sketches, bibliog, index
Publisher: Hesperian Press

Published with assistance from the Western Australian History Foundation, The Bride Ships is the history of immigrants who came to Western Australia between 1849 and 1889 from the United Kingdom on the 'bride ships' carrying women who were brought out as servant girls to a colony overpopulated by men both free and bond. The history of immigration is traced both chronologically and through individual biographies.

Abbreviations and Conversion Tables and Notes

Part 1: An Immigrants' Lot is not a Happy One
1. The First Bride Ship - Lt. Irwin's Request for Servant Girls
2. Doubtful Anchorage - The Servants' Home - Governor Fitzgerald Takes Charge
3. Fair Winds and Foul - Irish Needlewomen
4. Any Port in a Storm - Country Immigrant Depots
5. The Doldrums - Governor Kennedy Imposes Economies
6. Winds of Change - Governor Hampton at the Helm
7. Setting a New Course - After Transportation of Convicts Ceased
8. Full Steam Ahead - Into Troubled Waters

Part 2: Biographies
9. Choosing a Husband - Mary White's Letters
10. The Broad Family of the Will Watch - from the Avon to the Murchison
11. Immigrants at the Toodyay Immigrant Hiring Depot 1853-54
12. Julia Tighe - An Irish Needlewoman
13. Murder
14. Benjamin Piggott's Servants at 'Springhill' Australind
15. Exiles' Wives as Immigrants
16. Elphick's Dilemma
17. A Labourer's Lot - Alfred Gittens
18. Turton, the Miller at Dongara
19. Builders at East Perth
20. Joseph Wright - a Letter Writer


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