Subtitle: A Story of the Rajah Quilt
By: Claire Saxby and Elizabeth Newcomb
Genre: YBC - Picture books
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 01 Jun 2015
ISBN: 9781922179913


Ps Book Of The Month

Based on the true story of a quilt made by convict women on board the Rajah, bound for Australia.

Lizzie Flynn has nothing but her name when she boards the Rajah, which is bound for the penal colony of Australia. On board the Rajah the convict women were given a "useful bag" containing among other things fabric and needle and thread. The women were taught to sew and together they made the Rajah quilt which is currently housed in the National Library.