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Our Stories Child Convicts

Our Stories Child Convicts


At the age of seven, children in eighteenth century Britain were tried in court like adults. Some, as young as nine, were transported to the colonies. Their names may not be familiar, but one of these child convicts would become the first person hanged in Australia, another would be celebrated on our twenty-dollar note and a third would count a future prime minister as a descendant. Their story is one of survival. Their story is one of nation-building. Their story is the story of Australia.

Net Brennan
Published 2013
32 pages 
295mm x 1210mm
ISBN 9781742032238

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