In part one of Convict Mutineers, we learn about a felon who just could not bear the idea of a life in exile, willing to take all necessary risks to try to return to England. And his efforts were extraordinary.
I think you will enjoy hearing about this Houdini like convict, a man the authorities had trouble keeping hold of. Today we look at what brought him to Van Diemen’s Land, and how he created opportunities to try and escape the penal servitude there.
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- Intro/Exit music modified from: ‘Grand Canyon’ by LÃHSTANA DAVID [CCFM Music]
- Snippit: Moreton Bay · Bernard Fanning – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqr9jfaQJ5E