LETTERS OF A CONVICT GIRL, AGE 11

Rosie O’Brien is a feisty Irish girl, sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing a handkerchief. She is sent as a convict to the Colony of New South Wales – half way round the world!

  • In letters home, Rosie tells of the voyage out, of people she meets and her struggles to survive. She encounters hardships, but also miracles.
  • Somewhere in this new land is her convict father but will she find him? Is he even alive?
  • This story is based on real convict experiences.
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