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The history of the prison ship "The Lady Julian" bringing women convicts to Sydney, Australia towards the end of the 18th century. The men they mated with and the children they produced. An amusing book in its explanation of the crimes for which these women were imprisoned, and the sailors who mated with them. Some tradgedy in the more innoccent cases, but certainly a feeling that the prisoners on board ship were pretty capable of looking after themselves.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   18th century History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Australian History of a journey/colonization?    -   Yes Kind of journey?    -   boat travel

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   criminals/outlaws Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Naive


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   5 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   6 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   eccentric personalities Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Minor characters feature lots of:    -   prostitutes Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   One or two Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   6 ()

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