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The Resource Free passage : the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia, 1788-1852, Perry McIntyre

Free passage : the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia, 1788-1852, Perry McIntyre

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Free passage : the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia, 1788-1852
Title
Free passage
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the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia, 1788-1852
Statement of responsibility
Perry McIntyre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the poignant and complex story of the reunion of Irish families in Australia from 1788-1852, a hidden history full of human drama. The Story has never been told before
  • Over one third of convicts transported to the Australian colonies between 1788 and 1868 were Irish. The ensuing disruption to family life is evident, and the perception is that these transported men and women disappeared to the antipodes and that familial connections were severed forever. But a controversial government policy encouraged reformed married men to apply from the colonies for a free passage for their wives and children
  • These women and children travelled on female convict ships, and until now have remained hidden in the records. McIntvre examines the British and colonial policy which facilitated this reunion, and the book is given great humanity by some of the individual stories of reunion. The research was conducted in England, Ireland and Australia revealing a benevolent attitude, particularly towards Irish families who had very little institutional support once their breadwinner was banished
  • An invaluable book for historians and general readers alike, and all those interested in genealogy and Australian connections. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
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1950-
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McIntyre, Perry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Irish abroad series
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  • Irish
  • Penal transportation
  • Penal transportation
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Free passage : the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia, 1788-1852, Perry McIntyre
Instantiates
Publication
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
Introduction -- Pt. 1. British and colonial policy on family reunion, 1788-1852 -- 'Caught in this savage trap' : the early years of New South Wales -- To 'regain a respectable place in society' : convict reunion, 1810-1840 -- 'Your wife has never forgotten you' : convict reunion after 1840 -- Pt. The convicts and their free families in New South Wales -- The historical documents -- 'These children of misfortune' : convict families in New South Wales -- 'The hand of God led you to that place' : desire for reunion -- Pt. 3. The families left at home -- 'Left to struggle against the most abject poverty' : abandoned Irish families -- 'I have completely unhinged myself from this part of the world' : the journey to New South Wales -- 'In order to share the exile of her husband' : proactive families -- Pt. 4. Colonial life -- The 'bosum of her afflicted family' : colonial reception -- 'Pangs and wretchedness far beyond the intention of the law' : banishment -- 'All families are alike' : colonial life -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn648096986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 344 p.
Isbn
9780716531005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Free passage : the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia, 1788-1852, Perry McIntyre
Publication
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
Introduction -- Pt. 1. British and colonial policy on family reunion, 1788-1852 -- 'Caught in this savage trap' : the early years of New South Wales -- To 'regain a respectable place in society' : convict reunion, 1810-1840 -- 'Your wife has never forgotten you' : convict reunion after 1840 -- Pt. The convicts and their free families in New South Wales -- The historical documents -- 'These children of misfortune' : convict families in New South Wales -- 'The hand of God led you to that place' : desire for reunion -- Pt. 3. The families left at home -- 'Left to struggle against the most abject poverty' : abandoned Irish families -- 'I have completely unhinged myself from this part of the world' : the journey to New South Wales -- 'In order to share the exile of her husband' : proactive families -- Pt. 4. Colonial life -- The 'bosum of her afflicted family' : colonial reception -- 'Pangs and wretchedness far beyond the intention of the law' : banishment -- 'All families are alike' : colonial life -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn648096986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 344 p.
Isbn
9780716531005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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