1. Something to hide
3. An amazing cast of characters
4. A convict community
5. Outward bound
6. The Bathurst road
7. An unclean thing
8. A pervading stain
9. Best forgotten
10. Distinctions of Moral Breed
11. The Lost World
Babette Smith is an independent historian and author of the bestselling account of the lives of a shipload of female convicts, Cargo of Women.
"'Babette Smith's arguments will be hotly debated, but there is no doubting the fascination or drama of this study of the stain we pretend is not there.' - Thomas Keneally, Booker prize winning novelist"