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Marked for Botany Bay : the Wicklow United Irishmen and the development of political transportation from Ireland, 1791-1806

O'Donnell, Ruan

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'Marked for Botany Bay' examines the Irish penal transportation system from its origins in the 1780s to its wide utilisation in the aftermath of the 1798 Rebellion. The selection of New South Wales as the principal site for the exile of political prisoners is placed in its proper context. Alternative modes of late Eighteenth century prisoner disposal are also considered in order to highlight the specific characteristics of rebel convictism and transportation policies. The large and militant...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/144446
DOI: 10.25911/5d6903178d1a4
Embargoed until: 2020-01-18

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