Laugesen, Amanda: Convict words

Laugesen, Amanda

Convict Words: Language in early Colonial Australia, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2002

This book explores the language of the Australian convict era, taking the form of a dictionary with supporting quotations from contemporary texts, including newspapers, government reports and documents, contemporary observations, and novels. It will become an essential reference tool for all interested in this period of Australian history. (blurb)

An overview of Australian slang.

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