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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang

James Hardy Vaux's 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang
 
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In the early 1800s magistrates in the Australian colonies were often frustrated by the language used by reoffending convicts to disguise their criminal activities and intensions. Convict clerk James Hardy Vaux came up with a useful idea- a dictionary of slang and other terms used by convicts.

And so, in 1819, he compiled what was to be Australia's first published dictionary.

Hardcover book
Published: 2019
312-pages
SKU SKU19047
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Weight 0.80 kg
Author Simon Barnard
ISBN 9781925773897
 
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