Not all was rosy with the Irish Orphan girls who came to Australia. Some were badly treated, some were badly behaved, but many were just ordinary girls trying to do their best. There were good masters and mistresses ... and some who took umbrage if a girl had an opinion or made a request. These are just a couple of instances concerning the girls..
Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 - 1861), Saturday 26 October 1850
*muleting .. depriving, taking from
COMPLAINT BY AN HOTELIER WHO WANTED TO BE ALLOCATED AN ORPHAN GIRL
Mock modesty, indeed!
If you are a descendant of one of the Irish Orphan girls who were brought to Australia in the 1800's, then you might like to read this article... it concerns a documentary being made about this time.