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floating brothel the extraordinary true story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts by Rees, SiaМ‚n

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Published by Chivers Press, Thorndike Press in Bath, England, Waterville, Me., USA .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • Australia,
  • New South Wales


  • Lady Juliana (Ship),
  • Prisoners, Transportation of -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Penal colonies -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History -- 18th century,
  • Women prisoners -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Female offenders -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Convict ships -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Large type books

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-346) and index.

StatementSian Rees.
LC ClassificationsHV8950.N6 R46 2002b
The Physical Object
Pagination347 p. (large print) :
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3559901M
ISBN 100754048985, 0754048977, 0786242418
LC Control Number2002022887

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