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Far From Botany Bay

by Rosa Jordan

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historical, australia & new zealand
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publisher: Oolichan Books
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At age 21, Mary Broom was sentenced to hang for the crime of stealing a cloak. When her sentence was commuted to transportation “upon the sea, beyond the seas,” she was sent to Australia. One of the first European women to set foot on the continent, she landed in what was to become a prison colony popularly known as “Botany Bay.” Mary endured two “starvation years” as the colony struggled to feed itself. Then, in 1791, she executed the most daring escape ever attempted from that wild and brutal place on the far side of the world.

About the Author

Rosa Jordan grew up in the Florida Everglades and earned degrees from universities in California and Mexico. She immigrated to Canada in 1980 and currently resides in Rossland, BC, with her partner Derek Choukalos. They have co-authored two travel guides to Cuba, Cycling Cuba and Cuba's Best Beaches. One section of Rosa's autobiographical travel narrative, Dangerous Places: Travels on the Edge, is also about Cuba.

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