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Botany Bay

"Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is also so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place. It does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies; and all of a fresh new sort, no mouldy old stale ones. It is full of surprises and adventures, the incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened." ( Mark Twain, 1897 )

Convicts and their legacy
Icons of rebellion
Myall Creek Massacre
Why psychopaths lead?
Convict life
A life of floggings, regrets, and more floggings
Eureka Massacre
The first diggers
One nation but not united
Jimmy Governor
An Aboriginal Ned Kelly?
Larrikin Convicts
Breaking rules to change society
John Ceasare
The pioneer bushranger
White Australia Policy
From first fleet to dragon boat
Justice man or resistance leader?
Convict crimes
Fishing, hunting, or looking suspicious...
Our Ned Kelly
The story of the aggrieved
Mary Anne Bugg
The female bushranger
Female Convicts
Women and a reverend
Matthew Brady
A new moral code

Liberty or death