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The Sarsaparilla Souvenir Jo Anne Rey

The Sarsaparilla Souvenir

Jo Anne Rey

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ISBN : 9781413480788
Hardcover
328 pages
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The Sarsaparilla Souvenir is based on the true story of First Fleet convict Mary Broad. Forced to fight the brutality of the English penal system in order to survive, she endures prison life and transportation to Botany Bay but never gives up herMoreThe Sarsaparilla Souvenir is based on the true story of First Fleet convict Mary Broad. Forced to fight the brutality of the English penal system in order to survive, she endures prison life and transportation to Botany Bay but never gives up her dream of returning to England. Through her courage, determination and intelligence she organises the first successful escape from Port Jackson with her husband, two young children and seven other convicts. In so doing Mary shines as the one who got away the first female convict expatriate of Australia. Defying storms, starvation, thirst and savage aborigines, betrayal from within their own ranks leads to their recapture. Only Marys dream of return to her native land can give her the strength to survive the tragic events of her expatriate journey.