In this final episode on Alexander Pearce we hear about his second escape attempt from Macquarie Harbour, with fellow convict Thomas Cox. They planned a less difficult route for their escape but again, their scheme didn’t proceed as they had planned. This time the authorities took the situation more seriously and we learn how it all ended for Cox & Pearce.
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Pearce death sentence: (Image) Libraries Tasmania – PH30-1-2735. Online. [Accessed March 2022]. Available from: https://stors.tas.gov.au/PH30-1-2735
Pearce skull: (Image) Libraries Tasmania – PH30-1-2723. Online. [Accessed March 2022]. Available from: https://stors.tas.gov.au/PH30-1-2723
PEOPLE AUSTRALIA. Biography – Alexander Pearce – People Australia. Online. [Accessed March 2022]. Available from: https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/pearce-alexander-31474
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, 2020. Sarah Island Escape: a convict story. The Wonder Weekly. Online. 22 June 2020. Available from: https://www.utas.edu.au/underwood-centre/publications-and-resources/the-wonder-weekly
Weddings Parties Anything: A Tale they won’t believe. [Accessed May 2022]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILnvtUirHr8
WIKIPEDIA: MACQUARIE HARBOUR PENAL STATION, 2022. Online. [Accessed June 2022]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Macquarie_Harbour_Penal_Station&oldid=1082729458
Music, IMAGES & other links:
- Intro/Exit music modified from: ‘Grand Canyon’ by LÃHSTANA DAVID [CCFM Music]
- Music snippet: A Tale they wont believe in Hobart – Weddings Parties Anything – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILnvtUirHr8 Lyrics: https://bit.ly/3vMFd9t
- Freesound: Bushwalk_440740__erikthe-red
- Freesound: rain-on-leaves_584272__samsterbirdies
- Pearce death sentence: (Image) Libraries Tasmania – PH30-1-2735
- Pearce skull: (Image) Libraries Tasmania – PH30-1-2723