A Drift of 'Derwent Ducks'

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A Drift of 'Derwent Ducks': Lives of the 200 female Irish convicts transported on the Australasia from Dublin to Hobart in 1849 by Trudy Mae Cowley

Winner of the Kay Daniels Award 2006.

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A Drift of 'Derwent Ducks' is a study of the 200 female Irish convicts who were transported to Van Diemen's Land from Ireland in 1849 on the Australasia. These women suffered through the Irish famine yet many of them made a new life for themselves in Van Diemen's Land, most marrying and settling down to raise families.

The study focuses on their lives and the connections between the women from their time in Ireland through to their deaths. The book, first published in November 2005, is a valuable reference and resource for historians, genealogists and family historians.

Biographies continue to be updated—see Australasia Biographies.

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