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Send Us Some Women - Talk by Diane Mannering

Monday, 16th Sep 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Arundel Museum, Mill Road, BN18 9PA
£6 AMS Members/£8 Non-members
There were very few women aboard the First Fleet which sailed to Australia in 1787. Once settled in Botany Bay, Governor Phillip contacted the Home Secretary Lord Sydney requesting that he send out some women. It so happened that Newgate Jail was bursting at seams with women - murderers, thieves, pickpockets, drunks and prostitutes. The Lady Julian set sail in July 1789 with its reluctant cargo - Diane Mannering tells the story of the voyage and how these unprepossessing women reinvented themselves and helped found Australia.
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