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Description - Australia's Most Notorious Convicts by Barbara Malpass Edwards

Thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. This Little Red Book shows what became of the most dangerous and desperate of those incarcerated in Australia, and records their deeds both foul and fascinating. Some arrived here with serious criminal records; many more escaped and became hardened criminals... This is the story of the worst of them and those that ran the system. Multiple murderers, bushrangers, cannibals, conmen and the desperately criminal fought lifetime battles with a prison system that was often no better, managed by the incompetent, the sadistic, the ignorant and the foolhardy. This story of the worst of Australian convicts and the system that created them is a meticulously researched insight into the tragedy, treachery, drama and characters that founded our nation. This book is part of Exisle Publishing's Little Red Books series. Every title in the Little Red Books series provides an overview of key events, people or places in Australian history. They cover the essentials, bringing the reader up to speed on the most important, fascinating or intriguing facts. Appealing to everyone from students to pensioners who've always wanted to "know a bit about that", they're an essential part of every Australian bookshelf.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780908988884
ISBN-10: 0908988885
Format: Hardback
(187mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Barbara Malpass Edwards

Barbara Malpass Edwards has an MA in Writing from Swinburn University in Australia.