The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer

Author(s): Alison Alexander

* Tasmaniana

A genius at publicity before the term existed, Jane Franklin was a celebrity in the mid-19th century. This is her remarkable life, including her extensive travels, her years in Tasmania as the governor's wife, and her very public battle to save her husband, the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, from accusations of cannibalism.


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Winner of National Biography Award 2014.

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

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

General Fields

  • : 9781760292546
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen Unwin
  • : March 2016
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 304