Featuring accounts of courage, determination and endurance, The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century, and explores the lives of women arrested and sent into slavery in Australia and Tasmania. Discarded by Britain, they arrived as little more than property, but succeeded in forging new identities. This is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Australian history or the development of women's rights. All of those featured played an important role in the shaping of a continent.
Deborah J. Swiss received her Ed.D. from Harvard University, and is the author of Women and the Work/ Family Dilemma, Women Breaking Through, and The Male Mind at Work. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.