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The ambitions of Jane Franklin, Alison Alexander

Label
The ambitions of Jane Franklin
Title
The ambitions of Jane Franklin
Statement of responsibility
Alison Alexander
Title variation
The ambitions of Jane Franklin
Title variation remainder
Victorian lady adventurer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a period when most ladies sat at home with their embroidery, Jane Franklin achieved fame throughout the western world, and was probably the best travelled woman of her day. Alison Alexander traces the life of this inimitable woman, from her birth in late 18th century London, her marriage at the ripe age of 36 years to Sir John Franklin, to her many trips to far-flung locations, including Russia, the Holy Land, northern Africa, America and Australia. Once Jane Franklin married, her original ambition - to live life to the full - was joined by an equally ardent desire to make her kind and mild husband a success. Arriving in Tasmania in 1837 when Sir John became governor, she swept like a whirlwind through the colony: attempting to rid the island of snakes; establishing a scientific society and the Hobart regatta; adopting an Aboriginal girl, and sending a kangaroo to Queen Victoria.(from cover)
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Alison
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, John
  • Franklin, Jane Griffin
  • Robinson, George Augustus
  • Frankland, George
  • Mathinna
  • Timemernidic
  • Wanganip
  • Palle
  • Towterer
  • Governors spouses
  • Colonial administrators
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
Label
The ambitions of Jane Franklin, Alison Alexander
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [278]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
9. The Aborigines
Control code
000050542649
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 294 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781742375694
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour), facsimile
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)828694674
Label
The ambitions of Jane Franklin, Alison Alexander
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [278]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
9. The Aborigines
Control code
000050542649
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 294 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781742375694
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour), facsimile
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)828694674

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