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The Convict Lottery: Forced Removal of Surplus Population

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A detailed study of Convict Transportation and the political pressures behind it, examining Crime, Trial, Conviction and Sentencing, Hulks of the Southern Ports, Hired Convict Transports … through to Life in New South Wales and possible freedom. Researched from the official records of a group of Lancashire convicts, the Lancaster Ninety-One, many of whom were transported on convict ships, which arrived in Australia in 1816 and 1817: Atlas III, Elizabeth I (1), Fame, Larkins(1), Lord Eldon, Lord Melville I (1), Ocean I, Surrey I (2), Shipley (1) See Review in the March 2017 copy of Descent. Paperback, 406 pages, with images, maps, statistics, extensive Bibliography & Index Peter K B Edwards, Cremorne1.com Self-publishing, 2016 The author is a member of RAHS, SAG & COSHA

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