Australian convict pirates in Japan

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  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    This caught my eye this morning & I couldn't help but read it through.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/may/28/australian-convict-pirates-in-japan-evidence-of-1830-voyage-unearthed
    Hope it passes control as it is a newspaper story.
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    An interesting read, thank you Wendy.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I know that I will be having a look at Mr Swallow later today. Thank you Wendy.
    Swallow is such a 'pirate' name. Much like 'Jack Sparrow'.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I must say that until today I had never heard of William Swallow aka Brown aka Walker (his real name). So many articles about him out there. He was given a Wesleyan burial at Port Arthur in 1834.
    What fascinating stories are out there. I hope his wife and children fared well.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Headed, 'Piratical Seizure of the Government Brig, Cyprus by Convicts on their way to Macquarie Harbour'.
    Colonial Times Friday 4th September 1829.
    A great account of the event found on Trove.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Oh most definitely appealed to the inner me. They were such a colourful lot and each had his/her own story. No matter if they were related or not they all, all 60,000 of them have such detailed history to explore.
     
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