Floating Brothel, The
2006, 54.5 Minutes
Three women uncover the rags-to-respectability tale of their ancestors - the feisty convicts who became the unlikely founding mothers of modern Australia. In 1789, the fledgling penal settlement in Sydney was battling to survive, but help would come from a most unlikely quarter. This is the rip-roaring tale of The Lady Juliana and the boatload of streetgirls, thieves and con-women who sailed to the ends of the earth to breathe life and a sense of enterprise into a dying colony. Together they would give Australia something much more - a future.
A Film Australia/Essential Viewing Production. Produced in association with the NSW Film and Television Office and with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, New South Wales Film and Television Office
Classification: M. Consumer advice: Moderate sexual references.
Level: Secondary, Tertiary, Lifelong Learning
Curriculum links include Australian History and early society at middle and upper secondary levels, as well as English and Media.
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