Institutions | About Us | Help | Gaeilge
rian logo

Go Back
Crime and Punishment in Dundalk. The Transportation of Irish Women in 19th Century Ireland: A Case History
Nolan, Blathnaid
This article focuses on the tale of two sisters, Margaret and Judith Byrne, who were arrested in Dundalk for the larceny of a pair of shoes, transferred to Grange Gorman Lane, transportation depot, and disposed of on the Phoebe in 1845 to Van Diemen’s Land. This article examines the case as it was presented to the courts including the petitions put forward on behalf of the sisters. Their journey from Dundalk to Hobart will be considered and documentary analysis will uncover how the sisters fared once they stepped foot on Vandemonian soil. Not applicable
Keyword(s): Convict transportation; Convict women; Grange Gorman; Penal reform; Victorian ideology; Van Diemen’s Land; Female factories; Feminist historiography; Penal transportation; Women prisoners--Ireland--History; Ideology--History--19th century; Tasmania; Historiography
Publication Date:
Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): University College Dublin. School of Social Justice. Women's Studies
First Indexed: 2012-11-09 05:31:14 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:51:35