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Catherine McMahon

by Damien King | 01 April 2012
PAPERBACK
Category: General History
Synopsis
This meticulously researched story of Catherine McMahon is unusual in that it not only covers her time as a convict in Van Diemen's Land but also her life before, and perhaps more importantly, after she became a Pass Convict. The lives of her two husbands are also covered. First John Copley, a Yorkshire man convicted of sheep stealing, who survived a term on Norfolk Island, before meeting and marrying Catherine. They struggled for permission to marry, established a business, were declared insolvent and moved, illegally, to Victoria. They lived and raised a family on the Victorian goldfields before selecting land at Jallukar, near Stawell. Their lives pre and post convict are covered giving a detailed picture of the times. John died in 1876 and Catherine struggled to keep the land. She fought a bushfire, the Lands Department, land selection laws prejudiced against women, the local Shire Council and squatters. She won. She sold the land in 1888 and three years later married Thomas May.
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Synopsis
This meticulously researched story of Catherine McMahon is unusual in that it not only covers her time as a convict in Van Diemen's Land but also her life before, and perhaps more importantly, after she became a Pass Convict. The lives of her two husbands are also covered. First John Copley, a Yorkshire man convicted of sheep stealing, who survived a term on Norfolk Island, before meeting and marrying Catherine. They struggled for permission to marry, established a business, were declared insolvent and moved, illegally, to Victoria. They lived and raised a family on the Victorian goldfields before selecting land at Jallukar, near Stawell. Their lives pre and post convict are covered giving a detailed picture of the times. John died in 1876 and Catherine struggled to keep the land. She fought a bushfire, the Lands Department, land selection laws prejudiced against women, the local Shire Council and squatters. She won. She sold the land in 1888 and three years later married Thomas May.
€26.60
79 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781921719509
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 01/04/2012
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 320
Weight - 548
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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