Monday, February 27, 2017

The Convicts who had no Choice

The first fleet consisted of ..... ships that were sent here full of people who had done very little wrong and they were sent to the other side of the world for this.  That should give you some idea of the type of people we have in charge now.  Not much has changed, although today money is the deciding factor on whether you are on alright person or not.   11 ships filled with sorrow and misery and anger and a mixture of English, Irish and Scottish people together.

First Fleet Peopler

I note there are 37 "John Shaw's" in the convict records of people transported to the colony, this astounded me.  If you want to take a closer look at the first fleet records go to this link:

Our shared history starts here with these poor souls torn from their families, some never to be seen again or died on the boat over here.

Early Stanthorpe 1874

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