Sarah Fletcher Transported: One woman's life in Colonial Australia by Peter Kelly

Sarah Fletcher Transported: One woman's life in Colonial Australia

byPeter Kelly

Kobo ebook | May 13, 2014

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Escaping the hangman’s noose gave Sarah Fletcher the courage to seize any opportunity that convict life in Van Diemen’s Land offered, but she was obliged to speak out against the Black War and what she saw as an obscene loyalty test whereby convicts had to demonstrate their moral rehabilitation by applying the final solution to Tasmania’s Aboriginal population. Transplanted once again ‘beyond the limits of settlement’ in NSW, Sarah witnessed the upheavals of Eureka and the Lambing Flat riots. The discovery of gold at Burrangong completed the dispossession of the Wiradjuri people, while corrupt officialdom helped create gangs of bushrangers. Sarah Fletcher was involved in these critical episodes of Australian history, as well as suffering her own personal tragedies - what emerges is an insight into our national character.Sarah Fletcher’s life story is spiced with anecdotes of local identities: Ikey Solomon (the original Fagin), Jorgen Jorgenson (‘the King of Iceland’), ‘Blind Freddy’ Pottinger characters that show the light and dark sides of colonial times.
Title:Sarah Fletcher Transported: One woman's life in Colonial AustraliaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Australian eBook PublisherLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925029913

ISBN - 13:9781925029918