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Title:The Great Shame; a Story of the Irish in the Old World and the New
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$11.70)
Item ID:SB00-0236016
Publisher:Random House, Sydney, 1998
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Random House, 1998, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

1.3 kg.; XX, 732 pp., includes acknowledgements, notes, list of abbreviations, bibliography, and index. 24 pages of black and white photographs, map of Ireland in the nineteenth century & map of Perth and its environs, and early settlements of New South Wales with detail of Van Diemen's land. In the nineteenth century, the Irish population was halved. The Great Shame, a remarkable work of non-fiction, traces the three causes of this depletion: the famine; the emigrations; and the transportations to Australia. Based on unique research among little-used sources, this masterly book covers 80 years of Irish history, told through the intimate lens of political prisoners -- some of them ancestors of the Keneally family -- who served time as convicts in Australia. Ownership detail at the bottom right-hand corner of the front free end page. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Australia; ISBN: 0091837367. ISBN/EAN: 9780091837365. Inventory No: 0236016.
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