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The Ambitions of Jane Franklin


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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 A girl who did not fit in Chapter 2 The Franklin connection Chapter 3 An occasional marriage Chapter 4 To Van Diemen's Land Chapter 5 The governor's lady Chapter 6 The home front Chapter 7 Female convicts Chapter 8 Improving the colony Chapter 9 The Aborigines Chapter 10 Mount Wellington, Sydney and beyond Chapter 11 Three women's lives Chapter 12 The political question Chapter 13 Jane Franklin v. John Montagu Chapter 14 John Franklin disappears Chapter 15 Jane Franklin's Search Chapter 16 Family upsets Chapter 17 Victory Acknowledgements Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Alison Alexander is one of Tasmania's best-known historians, and author of Tasmania's Convicts.


In Alison Alexander, Jane Franklin has found a biographer as adroit and willing to explore obscure nooks and crannies as herself. * Arctic Book Review *
Shines a bright light on the character of this remarkable woman. * Sydney Morning Herald *
Even-handed and often wryly amusing. * Canberra Times *
Alexander tells Lady Jane's story with a mixture of sophisticated analysis, personal insight and affectionate humour that penetrates much more deeply to the real woman. It holds the reader's fascinated attention to the end.... It is likely to be the definitive study of Lady Jane Franklin for many years. * The Australian *

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