WorldCat Identities

Kavanagh, Joan

Works: 2 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 136 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV8950.T3, 364.37409946
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joan Kavanagh
Van Diemen's women : a history of transportation to Tasmania by Joan Kavanagh( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 2 September 1845, the convict ship 'Tasmania' left Kingston Harbour for Van Diemen's Land with 138 female convicts and their 35 children. On 3 December the ship arrived in Hobart Town. While this book looks at the lives of all the women aboard, it focuses on two women in particular: Eliza Davis, who was transported from Wicklow Gaol for life for infanticide, having had her sentence commuted from death, and Margaret Butler, sentenced to seven years' transportation for stealing potatoes in Carlow. Using original records, this study reveals the reality of transportation, together with the legacy left by these women in Tasmania and beyond, and shows that perhaps, for some, this Draconian punishment was, in fact, a life-saving measure."--Back cover
Rathdrum : a pictorial history( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.68 (from 0.67 for Van Diemen ... to 0.78 for Rathdrum : ...)