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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