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Title: Convicts of the Eleanor: Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia
Contributor(s): Kent, David  (author); Townsend, Norma Florence (author)
Publication Date: 2002
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Abstract: This book focuses on the men of the convict transport Eleanor who arrived in NSW in 1831. They were all from the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and were transported for their part in the Swing riots - the great agricultural uprising of 1830-31. This episode which touched thirty counties and has been called 'the last peasants' revolt' led to more than 480 people being sent to Australia - 'the largest single group in the history of transportation' (George Rude). The men on the Eleanor who made up 30% of the Swing transportees. Part I of the book deals with the men of the Eleanor in their English setting, Part II with their experiences as convicts and free men in New South Wales.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: The Merlin Press and Pluto Press Australia
Place of Publication: London, [Annandale, N.S.W.]
ISBN: 0850365031
Field of Research (FOR): 210305 British History
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 305
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