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The Resource Voyage of the Courtesans, written and directed by Mark Lewis ; a Film Australia/Essential Viewing production for Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with ABC and BBC

Voyage of the Courtesans, written and directed by Mark Lewis ; a Film Australia/Essential Viewing production for Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with ABC and BBC

Label
Voyage of the Courtesans
Title
Voyage of the Courtesans
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Mark Lewis ; a Film Australia/Essential Viewing production for Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with ABC and BBC
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 1789, a ship left port in London bound for the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The ship carried precious cargo - women, sent to keep the desperate male colonists from engaging in what their governor called 'gross irregularities.' But these women were hardly quiet homemakers - they were a hardy raucous lot rounded up from London's notorious Newgate prison and other jails around the country, and they did not submit quietly to their forced voyage and the rough life they knew was ahead. Once aboard the Lady Juliana, these destitute convicts -- thieves, prostitutes and con artists -- turned their banishment into opportunity, setting up a business before they arrived in Botany Bay. As they traveled from port to port en route to Australia, many offered themselves to sailors from other ships. With liquor flowing and bodices bursting, they took control of their destinies, and eventually arrived in Australia, healthy and ready to take on the new world. Voyage of the Courtesans brings to light the true story of the voyage of Lady Juliana. The film will delve into the history with the help of these ladies modern-day descendents. The audience will follow as these women uncover their pasts, unearthing the truth about their spirited ancestors, and comparing themselves to the women of the Lady Juliana, who managed to play the tough cards they were dealt into an unexpected winning hand" - - From cover
Member of
Cataloging source
AZN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Executive producer, Film Australia: Mark Hamlyn; Executive producer, Essential Viewing: Chris Hilton
  • Karin Steininger, editor
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Liev Schreiber, narrator
Runtime
60
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Voyage of the Courtesans, written and directed by Mark Lewis ; a Film Australia/Essential Viewing production for Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with ABC and BBC
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book, The floating brothel by Sian Rees
  • An episode of the television program Secrets of the dead
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The founders of Australia -- Trouble at home and abroad -- Newgate and its prisoners -- Freedom on the Lady Juliana -- Industry aboard the ship -- Arrival, and a future, in Australia
Control code
ocm63136266
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9780793690794
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887005807
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
SEDE653
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Voyage of the Courtesans, written and directed by Mark Lewis ; a Film Australia/Essential Viewing production for Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with ABC and BBC
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book, The floating brothel by Sian Rees
  • An episode of the television program Secrets of the dead
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The founders of Australia -- Trouble at home and abroad -- Newgate and its prisoners -- Freedom on the Lady Juliana -- Industry aboard the ship -- Arrival, and a future, in Australia
Control code
ocm63136266
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9780793690794
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887005807
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
SEDE653
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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