The tin ticket is thoroughly researched telling a neglected story of the women who were transported to australia in the nineteenth century as convicts perhaps the author may do a bit of conjecturing on the thoughts and feelings of the individuals on whom she focuses however the book definitely captures the spirit and the troubles of the . A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy author interviews book reviews and lively book commentary are found here content includes books from bestselling midlist and debut authors. Deborah swiss is the author of the tin ticket the heroic journey of australias convict women and several other non fiction books her latest project started with a chance meeting in a post office in launceston tasmania in 2004. Tin tickets stamped with numbers were hung around the womens necks and the ships set out to carry them to their new home van diemens land later known as tasmania part of the british empires crown jewel australia men outnumbered women nine to one there and few proper citizens were interested in emigrating. Reviews the irish feature in disproportionate numbers among the convicts transported to australia the number of female irish convicts rose considerably in the aftermath of the great irish famine a period which also saw the transportation of more than 4000 irish orphans girls as breeding stock for the new colony
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