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'In a period when most ladies sat at home with their embroidery, Jane Franklin achieved fame throughout the western world, and was probably the best travelled woman of her day. Alison Alexander traces the life of this inimitable woman, from her birth in late 18th century London, her marriage at the ripe age of 36 years to Sir John Franklin, to her many trips to far-flung locations, including Russia, the Holy Land, northern Africa, America and Australia. Once Jane Franklin married, her original ambition - to live life to the full - was joined by an equally ardent desire to make her kind and mild husband a success. Arriving in Tasmania in 1837 when Sir John became governor, she swept like a whirlwind through the colony: attempting to rid the island of snakes; establishing a scientific society and the Hobart regatta; adopting an Aboriginal girl, and sending a kangaroo to Queen Victoria.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: x, 294 pages, [16] pages of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports, maps
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      • Published April 2013
      ISBN: 9781742375694 (paperback) :

Works about this Work

The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer by Alison Alexander Arthur Lucas , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 9 no. 2 2015;

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
[Untitled] Marion Diamond , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Journal of Politics & History , vol. 60 no. 1 2014; (p. 131-132)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
[Untitled] John Gascoigne , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 100 no. 1 2014; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
Winning Tale of a Strong Vital Woman Well Travelled Tasmanian Historian Wins Biography Award; Biography of Vital Non-Conformist Takes the Prize Patrick Begley , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2014; (p. 10) The Canberra Times , 5 August 2014; (p. 4) The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 August 2014; (p. 10)
Rivers Run Deep for Lady of Letters Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 August 2014; (p. 4)
[Review] The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer/The Old World and the New: The Marriage and Colonial Adventures of Lord and Lady Northcote Kylie Mirmohamadi , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , November vol. 38 no. 4 2014; (p. 508-510)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography ; The Old World And The New : The Marriage And Colonial Adventures Of Lord And Lady Northcote Elizabeth Taylor 2014 single work biography
Untitled Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 May 2013; (p. 30) The Canberra Times , 4 May 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
Feisty Wife the Force Behind the Explorer Babette Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
Untitled Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 May 2013; (p. 30) The Canberra Times , 4 May 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
Feisty Wife the Force Behind the Explorer Babette Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
[Untitled] Marion Diamond , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Journal of Politics & History , vol. 60 no. 1 2014; (p. 131-132)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
[Untitled] John Gascoigne , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , June vol. 100 no. 1 2014; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer by Alison Alexander Arthur Lucas , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 9 no. 2 2015;

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography
[Review] The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer/The Old World and the New: The Marriage and Colonial Adventures of Lord and Lady Northcote Kylie Mirmohamadi , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , November vol. 38 no. 4 2014; (p. 508-510)

— Review of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Alison Alexander 2013 single work biography ; The Old World And The New : The Marriage And Colonial Adventures Of Lord And Lady Northcote Elizabeth Taylor 2014 single work biography
Winning Tale of a Strong Vital Woman Well Travelled Tasmanian Historian Wins Biography Award; Biography of Vital Non-Conformist Takes the Prize Patrick Begley , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2014; (p. 10) The Canberra Times , 5 August 2014; (p. 4) The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 August 2014; (p. 10)
Rivers Run Deep for Lady of Letters Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 August 2014; (p. 4)
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