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The Resource Beth : the story of a child convict, Mark Wilson

Beth : the story of a child convict, Mark Wilson

Label
Beth : the story of a child convict
Title
Beth
Title remainder
the story of a child convict
Statement of responsibility
Mark Wilson
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Beth is a child convict, caught stealing on the streets of London and sent to Australia on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival. The story also explores the new arrivals' relationship with the Indigenous population, and the devastation that the Europeans brought with them. But through Beth's experiences we also see the sense of hope that many in the new colony held for the future, and how they survived - and in some cases thrived. This moving story, illustrated with Mark Wilson's beautifully crafted and evocative artwork, was inspired by the experiences of Elizabeth Hayward, the youngest female convict with the First Fleet, and the journals of naval officer William Bradley and Arthur Bowes Smyth, the surgeon and artist from the First Fleet vessel 'Lady Penrhyn'. -- (publisher’s website )
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Mark
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayward, Elizabeth
  • Convicts
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • Prisoners
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
primary
Label
Beth : the story of a child convict, Mark Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056754558
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
35 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780734416773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)931996217
Label
Beth : the story of a child convict, Mark Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056754558
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
35 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780734416773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)931996217

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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