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Tall 8vo. 344pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. The outer corners of the front cover a trifle creased; otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 187646724X ***The ship Friends sailed from England in 1811 carrying 101 female convicts bound for New South Wales. The crimes of the women and girls on board ranged from pickpocketing to murder, but most were convicted of theft, including the teen-aged Susannah Noon who tried to steal four pairs of cotton stockings from a shop in Colchester, for which she received a sentence of seven years transportation. This study describes the fates of these women, but concentrates on Noon, who moved to New Zealand with her husband and children in 1837, to a shore-whaling station. Later still, she was a witness to the events that led to the fight at the Wairau between the New Zealand Company and Te Rauparaha and his followers.
Title: The Girl Who Stole Stockings : the true story of Susannah Noon and the women of the convict ship Friends.
Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015
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