The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites

The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites A girl sails steerage to make good in the boom time colonies The s Depression hits How does a young woman with a baby make a living Minnie Thwaites also know as Mrs Frances Knorr aged hanged

  • Title: The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites
  • Author: Judith Rodriguez Michael Brady Jenny Lee
  • ISBN: 9780987171405
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • A girl sails steerage to make good in the boom time colonies The 1890s Depression hits How does a young woman with a baby make a living Minnie Thwaites, also know as Mrs Frances Knorr, aged 24, hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol despite the pleas of the great and good In her first major work since the 2002 opera Lindy , Judith Rodriguez recounts in vivid verse and lyricA girl sails steerage to make good in the boom time colonies The 1890s Depression hits How does a young woman with a baby make a living Minnie Thwaites, also know as Mrs Frances Knorr, aged 24, hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol despite the pleas of the great and good In her first major work since the 2002 opera Lindy , Judith Rodriguez recounts in vivid verse and lyrics the bleak tragedy of a woman trying to make good against the odds As the Brunswick Baby Farmer, Minnie Thwaites ekes out a precarious existence by taking in the unwanted babies of other women But there is something shocking about her business that has ramifications long after her death This is a fascinating piece of true crime, compellingly told by one of Australia s leading poets.Notes

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