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All-Women Prison Ship Sent To Australia

 

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The British government sent female prisoners to reform the struggling convict colony in Australia.

The Lady Juliana | The 18th-Century All-Women Prison Ship

 A tale as wild as the Seven Seas, the story of the Lady Juliana, a special convict ship full of prisoners sent to Australia, is one of the strangest in the continent's history. The Lady Juliana had a specific mission: carrying a cargo of female prisoners the British government hoped would help reform the struggling convict colony in New South Wales. This motley crew of British women ultimately had a lasting impact on the history of Australia.

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Secrets of the Dead: Voyage of the Courtesans

 The story of Australia's "Founding Mothers." In 1789, more than 200 female thieves, prostitutes and con-artists from London prisons were shipped off to an Australian penal colony aboard a leaky vessel named the Lady Juliana.

 

 

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