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|Title:||Convicts of the Eleanor: Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia||Contributor(s):||Kent, David (author); Townsend, Norma Florence (author)||Publication Date:||2002||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1185||Abstract:||This book focuses on the men of the convict transport Eleanor who arrived in NSW in 1831. They were all from the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and were transported for their part in the Swing riots - the great agricultural uprising of 1830-31. This episode which touched thirty counties and has been called 'the last peasants' revolt' led to more than 480 people being sent to Australia - 'the largest single group in the history of transportation' (George Rude). The men on the Eleanor who made up 30% of the Swing transportees. Part I of the book deals with the men of the Eleanor in their English setting, Part II with their experiences as convicts and free men in New South Wales.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||The Merlin Press and Pluto Press Australia||Place of Publication:||London, [Annandale, N.S.W.]||ISBN:||0850365031
|Field of Research (FOR):||210305 British History||HERDC Category Description:||A1 Authored Book - Scholarly||Other Links:||http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5VMFAQAAIAAJ&q=Convicts+of+the+Eleanor&dq=Convicts+of+the+Eleanor&pgis=1||Extent of Pages:||305||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 220
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