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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Lies, Damned Lies and Convict Narratives
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    y separately published work icon Chain Letters : Narrating Convict Lives Lucy Frost (editor), Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (editor), Carlton South : Melbourne University Press , 2001 Z974308 2001 anthology criticism correspondence

    'This is the first book to apply new academic understandings of the convict transportation system to explore the lives of individual convicts. In searching for the convict voice, each chapter is a detective story in miniature, either an exercise in discovering the identity behind a particular account or a piecing together of a convict life from the scattered fragments of a tale. Many issues of great contemporary interest arise from these stories, including the multicultural nature of Australian colonial society and, above all, the importance of love and hope.' (Publication summary)

    Carlton South : Melbourne University Press , 2001
    pg. 13-31