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The Tin Ticket

By Swiss, Deborah J




Historian Deborah J. Swiss tells the heartbreaking, horrifying, and ultimately triumphant story of the women exiled from the British Isles and forced into slavery and savagery-who created the most liberated society of their time.

Agnes McMillan and Janet Houston were convicted for shoplifting. Bridget Mulligan stole a bucket of milk; Widow Ludlow Tedder, eleven spoons. For their crimes, they would be sent not to jail, but to ships teeming with other female convicts. Tin tickets, stamped with numbers, were hung around the women's necks, and the ships set out to carry them to their new home: Van Diemen's Land, later known as Tasmania, part of the British Empire's crown jewel, Australia. Men outnumbered women nine to one there, and few "proper" citizens were interested in emigrating. The deportation of thousands of petty criminals-the vast majority nonviolent first offenders-provided a convenient solution for the government.

Crossing Shark-infested waters, some died in shipwrecks during the four-month journey, or succumbed to infections and were sent to a watery grave. Others were impregnated against their will by their captors. They arrived as nothing more than property. But incredibly, as the years passed, they managed not only to endure their privation and pain but to thrive on their own terms, breaking the chains of bondage, and forging a society that treated women as equals and led the world in women's rights.

The Tin Ticket takes us to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives of Agnes McMillan, whose defiance and resilience carried her to a far more dramatic rebellion; Agnes's best friend Janet Houston, who rescued her from the Glasgow wynds and was also transported to Van Diemen's Land; Ludlow Tedder, forced to choose just one of her four children to accompany her to the other side of the world; Bridget Mulligan, who gave birth to a line of powerful women stretching to the present day. It also tells the tale of Elizabeth Gurney Fry, a Quaker reformer who touched all their lives. Ultimately, it is the story of women discarded by their homeland and forgotten by history-who, by sheer force of will, become the heart and soul of a new nation.


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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley. PAPERBACK. 0425243079 Brand new book.Buy with confidence. Money Back Guarantee.Expedite Shipping Available. International shipment available. . New.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Deborah J. Swiss

2010-06-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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2011-07-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Swiss, Deborah J.

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2010-06-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Berkley Hardcover, 2010-10-05. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Deborah J. Swiss

2011-07-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley, 2011. Paperback. New. 8.25 x 5.48 cm.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J

Berkley, 2011-11-01. Paperback. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear.has writing on inside cover page.

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SWISS, Deborah J

NY:: Berkeley Books,. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2010. Hardcover. 9780425236727 . First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. .

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J

Berkley, 2010-10-05. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Printing with full number line. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good; previous owner inscription on front end page. Unclipped dust jacket in very good condition. NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark, NOT a book club. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Berkley. PAPERBACK. 0425243079 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

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Swiss, Deborah J.

New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2010 This book is in fine condition and has not been opened. The dust jacket is in near fine condition, is not price clipped, and is in new mylar.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History.

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The Tin Ticket

Swiss, Deborah J.

NY: Berkeley, 2010. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. I see no flaws here, likely an unread hardcover, perhaps a trace of board edge wear. Crisp and bright. Sub-title, "The Heroic Journey Of Austarlia's Convict Women." PLEASE NOTE: if you order basic fast or international shipping the book will be posted in a flat rate envelope in which it will be wrapped/padded but, not triple wrapped and padded as is our custom as this would be far costlier. * We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, using the strict, traditional standards.*.

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Deborah J. Swiss

Berkley Trade, 2011-11-01. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J

New York, NY: Berkley Publishing Group, 2010. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 333 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.

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Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley. Paperback. 0425243079 . Good. 2011.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley, 2010. Pages unmarkjed. Dust jacket gklossy. Some discoloration on fore edges. Binding square & firm.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Dust Jacket. NOT Ex-Library.

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Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J.

S. Fine. Remainder - may have mark

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J

Berkley. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Deborah J. Swiss

Berkley Hardcover, 2010-10-05. Hardcover. Good.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley, 2011. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley, 2011. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J.

Berkley. PAPERBACK. 0425243079 Item in acceptable condition! Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... . Fair.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Deborah J. Swiss

Berkley. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

Swiss, Deborah J

Berkley. Used - Good. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

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