Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, and Maori Exiles by Kristyn Harman

By Kristyn Harman

Bulldog and Musquito, Aboriginal warriors from the Hawkesbury, have been captured and despatched to Norfolk Island following frontier skirmishes in New South Wales. finally, Bulldog turns out to have made it domestic. Musquito used to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land, the place he laboured as a convict servant. He by no means back. Hohepa Te Umuroa used to be arrested close to Wellington in 1846, with a gaggle of Maori warriors. 5 of the boys have been transported to Van Diemen’s Land the place Te Umuroa died in custody. greater than a hundred and forty years later, his continues to be have been carried domestic to New Zealand. Booy Piet, a twenty-six year-old Khoisan soldier from the Cape Colony, was once transported to Van Diemen’s Land for desertion in 1842. After 3 years of convict labour, he died in Hobart normal health center. those males are between one hundred thirty aboriginal convicts who have been transported to and in the Australian penal colonies. They lived, laboured, have been punished, and died along different convicts, yet until eventually this groundbreaking booklet, their tales had mostly been forgotten.

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