Author's note: *Mary Talbot was an Irishwoman convicted for stealing, who was transported to Sydney without her children. She wrote her letter during her voyage in 1791, and died soon after arriving in Sydney.
Adapted by Albiston from a letter by Mary Talbot
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In this feature, Jordie Albiston talks about her writing with Anna Messariti and reads a selection of her poems. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/albiston.htm Sighted 19/06/2009