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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

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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
Title variation
Chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cossins, Annie
Dewey number
364.15230922944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Makin, John
  • Makin, Sarah
  • Murderers
  • Women murderers
  • Infanticide
  • Trials (Infanticide)
Target audience
adult
Label
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn861177688
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 293 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781743314012
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., facsimes., map, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)861177688
Label
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia, Annie Cossins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn861177688
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 293 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781743314012
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., facsimes., map, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)861177688

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