Author(s): Babette Smith
Babette Smith traces the stories of hundreds of convicts over the 80 years of convict transportation to Australia, and rewrites the story of Australia's convict foundations, revealing the involvement of British politicians and clergy in creating a birthstain that reached far beyond convict crimes.
Babette Smith is an independent historian and author of the bestselling account of the lives of a shipload of female convicts, Cargo of Women.
Introduction; 1. Something to hide; 2. Amnesia; 3. An amazing cast of characters; 4. A convict community; 5. Outward bound; 6. The Bathurst road; 7. An unclean thing; 8. A pervading stain; 9. Best forgotten; 10. Distinctions of Moral Breed; 11. The Lost World; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Index.