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Author King, Damian.

Title Catherine McMahon : a remarkable convict woman / Damian King and Liz Schroeder
Published Kenthurst, N.S.W. : Rosenberg Publishing, 2012
Dural, N.S.W. : Rosenberg, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.02082 Mcmaho Kin/Cma  AVAILABLE
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Contents note continued: 28.Thomas Secures his Selection -- 29.Married Life in Stawell -- 30.Rather a Peculiar Will -- pt. Seven Catherine's Final Years -- 31.A Difficult Decision -- 32.The Heat of Summer
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Catherine McMahon -- 1.Cappabane 1827 -- 2.The Potato Famine -- 3.Feeding the Starving -- 4.Transportation to Van Diemen's Land -- pt. Two John Copley -- 5.South Yorkshire -- 6.Crime and Conviction -- 7.A Van Diemen's Land Convict -- 8.A House Burglary in Hobart Town -- 9.Norfolk Island -- 10.New Opportunities in Van Diemen's Land -- pt. Three Catherine and John -- 11.A Convict Relationship -- 12.Establishing a Family and a Business -- 13.Business Troubles -- 14.The Insolvency Court -- 15.Opportunities and Risks -- 16.Seeking Gold -- pt. Four Thomas May -- 17.Growing up in a Royal Seaside Resort -- 18.Rabbit Pie -- 19.A Boy Convict -- 20.A Second Chance -- pt. Five Jallukar Selectors -- 21.Obtaining Land -- 22.The Farmer From Redman Bluff -- 23.Catherine's Battle Begins -- 24.Catherine and the Squatters -- 25.A Struggling Widow -- 26.The Upright Thing -- 27.Working the Land -- pt. Six Catherine and Thomas --
Summary This meticulously researched story of Catherine McMahon covers her life before and after she became a convict in Van Diemen's Land. The lives of her two husbands are also covered, her first husband John Copley and her second husband Thomas May. Both men were also convicts
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Copley, John.
May, Thomas.
McMahon, Catherine, 1827-1906.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Biography.
Prisoners -- Australia.
Irish -- Australia -- Biography.
Pioneers -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Penal transportation -- Australia.
Women prisoners -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1900.
Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- History.
Stawell (Vic.) -- History -- 1851-1901
Victoria -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Schroeder, Liz.
ISBN 9781921719509 (paperback)
Other Titles Remarkable convict woman