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The Resource The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins

The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins

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The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia
Title
The baby farmers
Title remainder
a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia
Statement of responsibility
Annie Cossins
Title variation
Chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In October 1892, a one-month-old baby boy was found buried in the backyard of Sarah and John Makin, two wretchedly poor baby farmers in inner Sydney. In the weeks that followed, 12 more babies were found buried in the backyards of other houses in which the Makins had lived. This resulted in the most infamous trial in Australian legal history, and exposed a shocking underworld of desperate mothers, drugged and starving babies, and a black market in the sale and murder of children. Annie Cossins pieces together a dramatic and tragic tale with larger-than-life characters: theatrical Sarah Makin, her smooth-talking husband John, her disloyal daughter, Clarice, diligent Constable James Joyce with curious domestic arrangements of his own, and a network of baby farmers stretching across the city. It's a glimpse into a society that preferred to turn a blind eye to the fate of its most vulnerable members, only a century ago
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 189
  • Part IV
  • Sarah Makin, reformed woman
  • 239
  • Part I
  • Who were the Makins?
  • 7
  • Part II
  • Digging up the baby farmers' secrets
  • 59
  • Part III
  • Trials, appeals and various petitions
Control code
8ocm61177688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743314012
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimes., map, portraits
Label
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 189
  • Part IV
  • Sarah Makin, reformed woman
  • 239
  • Part I
  • Who were the Makins?
  • 7
  • Part II
  • Digging up the baby farmers' secrets
  • 59
  • Part III
  • Trials, appeals and various petitions
Control code
8ocm61177688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743314012
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimes., map, portraits

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