Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills.
For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O’Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.
Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat now lives in Parramatta with his ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney. Monsarrat, as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters to the governor’s secretary, is charged with uncovering the truth of Church’s murder. Mrs Mulrooney accompanies him to the Female Factory, where he is taking depositions from prisoners, including Grace, and there the housekeeper strikes up friendships with certain women, which prove most intriguing.
Settle down with a cup of eight down and take the challenge to complete The Unmourned crossword.
Research for The Unmourned led Meg Keneally into Australia’s brutal past.
Travel into Australia’s darkest past with Meg and Tom Keneally’s The Unmourned.
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You are the voice that needs to be heard!
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Learn about iconic artists and what they inspired them in this fun activity pack! Children will be encouraged to showcase their creativity and use famous techniques to create their own work of art.
A curious question for every day of the year.
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Encourage adventurous children to get creative and learn about the outdoors in this fun activity pack.