PBS - Secrets of the Dead: Voyage of the Courtesans

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Pbs (Direct)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

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In 1789, Britain decided to ease its overcrowded prisons by shipping more than 200 female criminals to its penal colony in Australia. Making the voyage on board a ship called the Lady Juliana, the women prostituted themselves to the crew members and amassed a great deal of wealth by the time they reached Australia, where they continued their entrepreneurial ways by opening legitimate businesses--and, in a sense, became the nation's "founding mothers." Narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, this episode of PBS's SECRETS OF THE DEAD series recounts this little-known slice of history through dramatic recreations, archival records, and interviews with the women's modern-day descendants.

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Australia | Documentary | History | Prostitutes / Whores | Prostitution | Television Programs | Television Shows | Thieves | Women In Prison

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  • Sales Rank: 70,323
  • UPC: 841887005807
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