HSPLS site
HSPLS site
 Search 
 My Account 
 Databases 
 HI Newspaper 
 eBooks/Audiobooks 
 Learning 
 PC Reservation 
 Reading Program 
   
 
Item Information
 HoldingsHoldings
  Summary
  More Content
 
 
 More by this author
 
  •  
  • Cossins, Anne.
     
     Subjects
     
  •  
  • Makin, John.
     
  •  
  • Makin, Sarah.
     
  •  
  • Murderers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Case studies.
     
  •  
  • Women murderers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Case studies.
     
  •  
  • Infanticide -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
     
  •  
  • Trials (Infanticide) -- Australia -- New South Wales.
     
     Browse Catalog
      by author:
     
  •  
  •  Cossins, Anne.
     
      by title:
     
  •  
  •  The baby farmers : a...
     
     
     
     MARC Display
    The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia / Annie Cossins.
    by Cossins, Anne.
    View full image
    Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2013.
    Subjects
  • Makin, John.
  •  
  • Makin, Sarah.
  •  
  • Murderers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Case studies.
  •  
  • Women murderers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Case studies.
  •  
  • Infanticide -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
  •  
  • Trials (Infanticide) -- Australia -- New South Wales.
  • ISBN: 
    9781743314012 (pbk.) :
    1743314019 (pbk.)
    Description: 
    ix, 293 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
    Requests: 
    0
    Summary: 
    In October 1892, a one-month-old baby boy was found buried in the backyard of Sarah and John Makin, two wretchedly poor baby farmers in inner Sydney. In the weeks that followed, 12 more babies were found buried in the backyards of other houses in which the Makins had lived. This resulted in the most infamous trial in Australian legal history, and exposed a shocking underworld of desperate mothers, drugged and starving babies, and a black market in the sale and murder of children. Annie Cossins pieces together a dramatic and tragic tale with larger-than-life characters: theatrical Sarah Makin, her smooth-talking husband John, her disloyal daughter, Clarice, diligent Constable James Joyce with curious domestic arrangements of his own, and a network of baby farmers stretching across the city. It's a glimpse into a society that preferred to turn a blind eye to the fate of its most vulnerable members, only a century ago.
    Add to my list 
    Copy/Holding information
    LocationCollectionCall No.Status 
    Hawaii State LibraryHawaiian & PacificH 364.1523 CoChecked InAdd Copy to MyList
    Hawaii State LibrarySocial Science & Philosophy364.1523 CoChecked InAdd Copy to MyList
    Waipahu Public LibraryHawaiian NonfictionH 364.1523 CoChecked InAdd Copy to MyList


    Horizon Information Portal 3.24_8266
     Powered by Dynix
    © 2001-2013 SirsiDynix All rights reserved.
    Horizon Information Portal