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Secrets of the Dead | Voyage of the Courtesans | PBS

Duration: 55:18 (Full Program)
Program: Secrets of the Dead #503
Broadcast Date: May. 22, 2007

In 1789, more than 200 female thieves, prostitutes and con-artists rounded up from London's most prisons were shipped off to an Australian penal colony aboard a leaky vessel named the Lady Juliana. But once aboard, the women turned their banishment into opportunity, transforming their ship into a floating brothel on a journey that ended with the women as the founding mothers of Australia.

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Post Date: June 7, 2010