Crime and Punishment in Dundalk. The Transportation of Irish Women in 19th Century Ireland: A Case History

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Title: Crime and Punishment in Dundalk. The Transportation of Irish Women in 19th Century Ireland: A Case History
Authors: Nolan, Blathnaid
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Date: Sep-2012
Online since: 2012-11-08T15:40:26Z
Abstract: This article focuses on the tale of two sisters, Margaret and Judith Byrne, who were arrested in Dundalk for the larceny of a pair of shoes, transferred to Grange Gorman Lane, transportation depot, and disposed of on the Phoebe in 1845 to Van Diemen’s Land. This article examines the case as it was presented to the courts including the petitions put forward on behalf of the sisters. Their journey from Dundalk to Hobart will be considered and documentary analysis will uncover how the sisters fared once they stepped foot on Vandemonian soil.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Social Justice. Women's Studies
Series/Report no.: Women & Gender Studies Series; Vol. 12(2)
Keywords: Convict transportationConvict womenGrange GormanPenal reformVictorian ideologyVan Diemen’s LandFemale factoriesFeminist historiography
Subject LCSH: Penal transportation
Women prisoners--Ireland--History
Ideology--History--19th century
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Women and Gender Studies Series

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