My Name is Lizzie Flynn: The Story of the Rajah Quilt

by SAXBY, Claire

ISBN: 9781922179913
Australian: Yes
Published: 2015 by Allen & Unwin
Level: Primary Years (3-5)

Historical , Picture book , STEM

Based on a true story, this book tells how the Rajah Quilt was made by a group of convict women bound for Australia. Young Lizzie Flynn is sent to Van Diemen’s Land for the crime of stealing a shawl and suffers the horrors of the long voyage, bullying, illness and death. This book shares a small glimpse of the life of convict women and the trials they endured.

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