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Sex, death and desperation: Infanticide in colonial Western Australia (1829-1901)

December 5th, 2015

Episode 939 of 1326 episodes

Amanda Gardiner tells the tale of a young single woman in Fremantle who became pregnant in 1832, was ostracised, shamed and driven into poverty and how her newborn son died.