In The Irish Vanguard, Barbara Hall traces the lives if the
155 Irish convicts transported to Sydney on the Queen in 1791. Some, including the heavily pregnant Catherine Edwards, became notorious for absconding into the bush from Parramatta, in the hope of reaching China.
The Irish Vanguard is Barbara Hall’s fifth book in her series
of Irish convicts transported to New South Wales prior to 1800. Her meticulous research chronicles each and every convict on board the Queen and brings their stories to life. Here, discover their crimes in Ireland and their fate in the penal colony.
The Irish Vanguard is available for purchase now
through Irish Wattle.