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Fair Game: Australia's First Immigrant Women


Fair Game: Australia's First Immigrant Women


Young women as fair game?

In 1832, the British government sent 400 young single women to Sydney and Hobart on two ships - the Red Rover from Cork and Princess Royal from London - to balance the male-dominated societies. Viewed as colourful butterflies alighting on the antipodean shores, the women were 'fair game' for employers and potential husbands.

Fair Game analyses how this migration was allowed to happen while telling the women's stories, describing who netted them in the hiring scramble and how they ultimately spread their wings.

Elizabeth Rushen & Perry McIntyre
Published May 2010
270 pages 
230mm x 150mm
ISBN 9780980335439

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