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Therapeutic Relations Redefined

WARNING: DEALS WITH PROSTITUTION

Early one morning in 1831 a young female convict is apprehended near the Colonial Hospital in Launceston, looking dishevelled and without her bonnet. It emerges she has been at the home of Assistant Surgeon Dr James Spence where, for the sum of £1 in silver she has ‘slept all night’ with Assistant Surveyor-General Thomas Scott. At the time, she’s the assigned servant of the Superintendent of Convicts, Ronald Campbell Gunn.

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