This stark drama is an account of six women convicted of petty crimes in 19th century London and sentenced to be transported to a life of hard labour in Britain's overseas penal colony in Australia. During their six-month voyage they are kept in a cramped cell below deck where the women gradually learn certain truths about society and themselves.
Author: Steve Gooch
UKTW Historical ArchiveFemale Transport archive
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