Their names may not be familiar, but one of these child convicts would become the first person hanged in Australia, another would be celebrated on our twenty-dollar note and a third would count a future prime minister as a descendant.
Their story is one of survival.
Their story is one of nation-building.
Their story is the story of Australia.
“A great deal of Australian history from the convict era and the discovery of Australia is portrayed in this title. But it’s the heartbreaking tales about children, especially those from poor families, that are the most moving.”
Anastasia Gonis, Buzz Words.
“Everything in Child Convicts is in stark contrast to life in Australia today, and it will provide a useful resource for children studying Australian history.”
Susan Whelan, Kids’ Book Review.