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A nation of rogues? : crime, law and punishment in colonial Australia

by David Philips

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0522846017, Paperback)

Were we a nation of rogues? Beyond recurrent images of convicts and bushrangers, what do we know about ordinary people's experience of crime and punishment in colonial Australia?

These essays deal with the police and the criminal law in action. Their subjects include women under the convict system in New South Wales; the paradoxical relationship between race, justice and criminal law in north Queensland; and the regulation of the vagrant in late-nineteenth-century Melbourne. In telling individual stories, they point to patterns of common experience. This new and accessible social history makes a forceful contribution to contemporary debate.

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