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From: "John Biggs" <>
Subject: [TSL] Conditions on Immigrant Ships
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:44:26 -0000
Carolyn enquired as to the above. I cannot give you a web site,but if you are into the old fashioned pastime of reading a book,you will do no better than getting a copy of The Long Farewell by Don Charlwood published by Allen Lane a division of Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN 0 7139 1428 9. This is an excellent book describing every aspect of the subject.
The bad news is that it is out of print in this countryi.e England,but can be obtained second hand from specialist booksellers at what I consider extortionate prices.
I obtained my copy through my local library who went out County to obtain from Sussex Library. Cost me 80p for six weeks.
The book may still be obtainable in Australia.
The floating Brothel by Sian Rees published by Review ISBN 0-7472-6632-8 is readily available in paperback at £7.99,but at many outlets at a cheaper price. This book goes into some detail as to the petty crimes committed by Women and the conditions they endured before even getting aboard ship,where the conditions were by our standards quite appalling but by what they had endured previously quite good. Currently I am only halfway through this book and at a stage where the ship,the Lady Julian, in 1789 is moored in the Canary Isles and the activities that took place there no doubt gave rise to the books title. .237 Women were on board bound for Botany Bay.
Once Convicts got to Australia their life can be envisaged by reading Fatal Shore by Rpobert Hughes published in paperbook by Pan ISBN 0-330-29892-5.this book covers from the arrival of the first fleet in 1787 until the last in 1868
Hope the above is of interest.
I should mention in order to pre-empt any criticism, that various SHIPS are referred to in the first book and the Lady Julian in the second.