The BMC speaker for October is Harwich resident and historian Deborah Swiss. She will discuss her latest book, The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women. During the nineteenth century, 25,000 girls and women were transported to Australia from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as “tamers and breeders” and later became the founding mothers of modern Australia. The Tin Ticket focuses on three remarkable survivors, ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives as they triumphed over tragedy. It will be of interest to history lovers and readers who enjoy compelling true stories about the resiliency of the human spirit. Deborah Swiss has appeared on The Today Show in the United States and on ABC Radio across Australia. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Time, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Ms. Swiss will have some copies of “The Tin Ticket” on loan from the Brewster Book Store in case folks would like to purchase a copy (checks payable to the Brewster Book Store for $18, or they’ll take cash). She will also display some interesting Australian artifacts.
Hope to see many of you at the October Luncheon.
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