Convict Words: Language in Early Colonial Australia
This popular lexical monograph is presented in the form of a dictionary with supporting quotations from contemporary texts, including newspapers, government reports and documents, and novels. Convict Words explores the distinct and colourful language of the Australian convict era, and is an essential reference tool for all interested in this period of Australian history.
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