By Cal McCarthy,Kevin Todd
The 'Neva' sailed from Cork on eight January 1835, destined for the prisons of Botany Bay. there have been 240 humans on board, such a lot of them both woman convicts or the other halves of already deported convicts, and their kids. On thirteen may well 1835 the send hit a reef simply north of King's Island in Australia and sank with the lack of 224 lives - one of many worst shipwrecks in maritime history.
The authors have comprehensively researched assets in eire, Australia and the united kingdom to reconstruct in attention-grabbing aspect the tales of those girls. such a lot perished underneath the sea waves, yet for others the adventure from their poverty afflicted and felony pasts endured in the direction of wish of freedom and prosperity at the some distance part of the world.
At a time while Australia is once more turning into a brand new domestic for a new release of migrating Irish, it truly is acceptable that the formative old hyperlinks among the 2 international locations be remembered.
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