How did convict women contribute to the early development of the colonial economy? in Australia

1. How did convict women contribute to the early development of the colonial economy? [Sec.4]a) Stephen Nicholas (ed). Convict Workers: reinterpreting Australia’s past. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. (select relevant chapters)b) Kirsty Reid. “Setting women to work: The assignment system and female convict labour in Van Diemen’s Land, 1820–1839”, Australian Historical Studies 34, no. 121 (2003): 1-25.