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    Tale of the first British Convicts to escape Australia told in full

    The only first-hand account of the most famous escape from Britain's fledging Australian penal colony was published in full today for the first time, exactly 223 years on.

    The tale of William and Mary Bryant's escape from the first penal settlement in New South Wales on March 28, 1791, their extraordinary voyage and their ultimate recapture is well-known.

    Along with their two children, fellow convict James Martin and six others, they stole the governor's six-oared boat and travelled round Australia's east and north coasts, encountering Aboriginal peoples and surviving fierce storms.

    However, the popular story is chiefly based only on a heavily-edited 1930s version of Martin's account and second-hand tales containing numerous exaggerations and inventions.

    Now University College London (UCL) is publishing the unexpurgated "Memorandoms by James Martin" in full, accompanied by expert annotation.

    The hand-written account was found in the vast archive of Jeremy Bentham, a philosopher and prison reform campaigner of the time, part of which is held by UCL.




    The original whinging Poms.....silly buggers........

    link to the document here.....

    Or pdf download here....

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    You'd have thought someone would have made a movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    You'd have thought someone would have made a movie?


    There was apparently a mini series with Sam Neil in 2005.
    I don;t recalll it though.

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