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The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts

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A seafaring story with a twist — the incredible voyage of a shipload of "disorderly girls" and the men who transported them, fell for them, and sold them.

This riveting work of rediscovered history tells for the first time the plight of the female convicts aboard the Lady Julian, which set sail from England in 1789 and arrived in Australia's Botany Bay a year later. The women, most of them petty criminals, were destined for New South Wales to provide its hordes of lonely men with sexual favors as well as progeny. But the story of their voyage is even more incredible, and here it is expertly told by a historian with roots in the boatbuilding business and a true love of the sea.

SiGn Rees delved into court documents and firsthand accounts to extract the stories of these women's experiences on board a ship that both held them prisoner and offered them refuge from their oppressive existence in London. At the heart of the story 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 vibrant, bawdy world of London — and the sights, smells, and sounds of an eighteenth-century ship — vividly to life. In the tradition of Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea, this is a winning combination of dramatic high seas adventure and untold history.

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A seafaring story with a twist, this riveting work of rediscovered history tells for the first time the plight of the female convicts aboard the Lady Julian, which set sail from England in 1789 and arrived in Australia's Botany Bay a year later. 17 halftones.

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ISBN:
9780786867875
Author:
Rees, Sian
Publisher:
Theia
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Female offenders
Subject:
Women prisoners
Subject:
Penal colonies
Subject:
Prisoners, Transportation of.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Convict ships - Great Britain - History -
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
vol. 8, no 86
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 17.12 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
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