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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

Label
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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cossins, Anne
Dewey number
364.15230922944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.A8
LC item number
C67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Makin, John
  • Makin, Sarah
  • Murderers
  • Women murderers
  • Infanticide
  • Trials (Infanticide)
Target audience
general
Label
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107479033
  • 31223107479025
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
Pt. 1. Who were the Makins? -- pt. 2. Digging up the baby farmers' secrets -- pt. 3. Trials, appeals and various petitions -- pt. 4. Sarah Makin, reformed woman
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 293 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781743314012
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 836886950
  • (OCoLC)836886950
Label
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107479033
  • 31223107479025
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
Pt. 1. Who were the Makins? -- pt. 2. Digging up the baby farmers' secrets -- pt. 3. Trials, appeals and various petitions -- pt. 4. Sarah Makin, reformed woman
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 293 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781743314012
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 836886950
  • (OCoLC)836886950

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