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The Resource The floating brothel : the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts, Sian Rees

The floating brothel : the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts, Sian Rees

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The floating brothel : the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts
Title
The floating brothel
Title remainder
the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts
Statement of responsibility
Sian Rees
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In July 1789, 237 women convicts left England for Sydney Cove in Australia's New South Wales on board a ship called the Lady Julian. The women, most of them petty criminals, were destined to provide the colony's hordes of lonely men with sexual favors as well as progeny. This is the enthralling story of that extraordinary group of women and their voyage halfway around the world. Historian Siân Rees delved into court documents, letters and journals to extract firsthand accounts of the women's experiences on board a ship that both held them prisoner and offered them refuge from their oppressive existence in London. Forced by the economy of the times to beg, steal and sell themselves, the women of the Lady Julian defined resourcefulness, and set up profitable businesses in their various ports of call. many formed relationships with the ship's officers and sailors, and when the ship landed in New South Wales, they had newborn babies to show for it. At the heart of this riveting history is the passionate relationship between Sarah Whitelam, a convict, and the ship's steward, John Nicol, whose personal journals provided much of the material for this book. Along the way, Rees brings the sights, smells and sounds of an eighteenth-century ship vividly to life. Rollicking and exhaustively researched, The Floating Brothel ends with a grand beginning--the landing of these "disorderly girls" on a rugged continent that they would make their own. -- Inside jacket flaps
  • Relates the story of the eighteenth-century prison ship, the Lady Julian, full of women bound for Australia, detailing their journey to the penal colony to serve as mates for the hordes of men already here
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Rees, Siân
Dewey number
  • 365/.6
  • 365.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lady Juliana (Ship)
  • Lady Juliana (Ship)
  • Penal transportation
  • Penal colonies
  • Penal colonies
  • Women prisoners
  • Female offenders
  • Convict ships
  • Convict ships
  • Female offenders
  • Penal colonies
  • Penal transportation
  • Women prisoners
  • Great Britain
  • New South Wales
  • Prisoners, Transportation of
  • Penal colonies
  • Penal colonies
Label
The floating brothel : the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts, Sian Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) 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
  • 5.
  • Life in the river
  • 6.
  • Capital convicts condemned
  • 7.
  • Leaving London
  • 8.
  • Becoming in turns outrageous
  • 9.
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Crossing the line
  • 11.
  • The birth of John Nicol Junior
  • 12.
  • The wreck of the Guardian
  • 13.
  • Cape Town to Sydney Cove
  • 14.
  • A cargo so unnecessary
  • Disorderly girls
  • 15.
  • Love pilgrimages
  • 2.
  • Fair British nymphs
  • 3.
  • Gaol fever
  • 4.
  • Galleons reach
Control code
ocm47705859
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780786867875
Lccn
2001046338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The floating brothel : the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts, Sian Rees
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) 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
  • 5.
  • Life in the river
  • 6.
  • Capital convicts condemned
  • 7.
  • Leaving London
  • 8.
  • Becoming in turns outrageous
  • 9.
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Crossing the line
  • 11.
  • The birth of John Nicol Junior
  • 12.
  • The wreck of the Guardian
  • 13.
  • Cape Town to Sydney Cove
  • 14.
  • A cargo so unnecessary
  • Disorderly girls
  • 15.
  • Love pilgrimages
  • 2.
  • Fair British nymphs
  • 3.
  • Gaol fever
  • 4.
  • Galleons reach
Control code
ocm47705859
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780786867875
Lccn
2001046338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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