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By Warren Dent

within the early 1800s the inhabitants of London exploded, as rural households fled the tyranny of accelerating farm rents, and sought jobs and safety within the city. yet labour provide speedy outgrew call for, and the jobless of their frustration usually grew to become to crime. The petty robbery of products, that have been pawned to shop for meals, grew to become average. The better-off urban citizens have been scandalized, and cruel punishment, even loss of life, used to be metered out to female and male criminals alike. With gaols overcrowded, many convicts have been dispatched out of sight and brain, to the hot penal colony at Botany Bay, in Australia.

George Clarke, a butcher, was once transported in 1832. After a depressing, detrimental, 4 month sea trip, he arrived in a brand new land, nonetheless very primitive in its choices. As a convict, his existence used to be managed, yet there have been contrasts with London which held desire and goodness. The sunlight shone day-by-day, and there has been area for all. with out relatives, and no speedy pals, George begun a brand new existence. this can be his story.

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