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Convict Girl is a historical fiction book written by Chrissie Michaels for the My Australian Story series. It is Michaels' second book in the series after On Board the Boussole as well as the thirty-third My Australian Story book overall. The book was published in June 2014 by Scholastic Australia.


Book description[]

"Almost one year ago I arrived in this colony on board an English transport. I am about to leave on board a French discovery ship... the Géographe... a journey I cannot fathom.
Mary Beckwith, convicted for theft, is transported for life to the colony of New South Wales. She is determined to take charge of her own destiny. But she does not reckon on the most powerful people in the colony making decisions that will alter her life forever. Her fate is to be linked to two extraordinary explorers, Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders, and their marvellous Voyages of Discovery.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Convict Girl characters
  • Mary Beckith


Main article: Chrissie Michaels




See also[]

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street