'Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News. Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner...but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour? Compelling, freshly told and richly detailed, Black Widow uncovers the truth of a story that challenged the morality, the politics and the notion of law in an Australia on the edge of nationhood...

Author

Carol Baxter

Carol Baxter is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and one of the country's leading genealogical researchers. She has published widely in the area of Australian colonial history and is author of the critically acclaimed An Irresistible Temptation: The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

ISBN
9781743315019
Year of Publication
Publisher
Review Review - BLACK WIDOW, Carol Baxter
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Black Widow, Carol Baxter
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 12, 2015

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.