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'Beth is a child convict, caught stealing on the streets of London and sent to Australia on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival. The story also explores the new arrivals' relationship with the Indigenous population, and the devastation that the Europeans brought with them.

'But through Beth's experiences we also see the sense of hope that many in the new colony held for the future, and how they survived - and in some cases thrived.' (Publication summary)

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      • Published 31st May 2016
      ISBN: 9780734416780

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Beth : The Story of a Child Convict : Review 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 31 no. 2 2016; (p. 31)

— Review of Beth : The Story of a Child Convict Mark Wilson , 2016 single work children's fiction
'Beth prefaces her first person account of her arrival in a strange new land on the other side of the globe ...'
Beth : The Story of a Child Convict : Review 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 31 no. 2 2016; (p. 31)

— Review of Beth : The Story of a Child Convict Mark Wilson , 2016 single work children's fiction
'Beth prefaces her first person account of her arrival in a strange new land on the other side of the globe ...'
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