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eBook Great Convict Escapes in Colonial Australia ePub

by Warwick Hirst

  • ISBN: 0731812026
  • Category: Australia and Oceania
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Warwick Hirst
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (2003)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1607 kb
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1 quote from Warwick Hirst: 'For fourteen years Wiliam Walker alias Brown alias Shields alias Swallow alias Waldon alias Todd alias Watson had been a major irritant to British authorities on both sides of the world

1 quote from Warwick Hirst: 'For fourteen years Wiliam Walker alias Brown alias Shields alias Swallow alias Waldon alias Todd alias Watson had been a major irritant to British authorities on both sides of the world. To the London police he was an accomplished thief

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Between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain and Ireland to various penal colonies in Australia. The British Government began transporting convicts overseas to American colonies in the early 17th century.

Between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain and Ireland to various penal colonies in Australia. When transportation ended with the start of the American Revolution, an alternative site was needed to relieve further overcrowding of British prisons and hulks.

Hirst, Warwick, Great Convict Escapes in Colonial Australia (East Roseville, rev. 2nd edn, 2003). 9. Ingleton, True Patriots All, p. 269. 10. 129. 11. Karskens, ‘This Spirit of Emigration’ , p. 3. Carter, Paul, The Road to Botany Bay (London, 1987), pp. 295. 12. Hirst, The Man Who Stole the Cyprus, pp. 48–53. Seal, Graham, The Outlaw Legend: A Cultural Tradition in Britain, America and Australia (Cambridge, 1996). 13. Atkinson, Europeans in Australia, I, p. 36.

A great book on that period is Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore. It's about 600+ pages, but a fascinating read. Interestingly, I found, on ship manifests, four individuals of my surname who made the trip. I recall in Hughes' book that he relates the story of a couple of prisoners, a man and woman, who managed to escape a camp in Australia and navigate a small, open boat hundreds of miles to Indonesia, where the Dutch turned them over to the British authorities. It was an incredible feat of seamanship.