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ISBN: 9781921767302
Blackgum Item Code: WBPS0043
Title: A Burglar's Life
Author: Mark Jeffrey
Imprint: Wellington Bridge Press
RRP: $24.95
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The story of Port Arthur's notorious grave digger.
Mark Jeffery (1825-1894) was a rather colourful convict who had been the resident grave digger on the Isle of the Dead at the penal settlement of Port Arthur.
This is a facsimile of his biographical memoir, A Burglar's Life, originally published in 1893 and undoubtedly ghost-written in the first person.
Is is the story of a man, in his own words, who was initially transported for fifteen years after being charged with burglary and then attempted murder. He spent nearly four decades as a convict in the penal institutions of both Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land.