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The origins of Irish convict transportation to New South Wales / Bob Reece
Bib ID 887848
Format BookBook
Author
Reece, Bob, 1940-
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001 
xx, 373 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 031223211X (cloth)
0333584597 (paperback)
0333584589 (hardback)
Summary

"This study explores the pre-history of Irish convict transportation to New South Wales which began with the Queen in April 1791. It traces earlier attempts to revive the trans-Atlantic convict trade and the frustrated efforts by Irish authorities to join in the Botany Bay scheme after 1786. The nine Irish shipments to North America and the West Indies are described in detail for the first time, including the dramatic outcomes in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the Leeward Islands which eventually forced the Home Office to find space for Irish convicts on the Third Fleet. These events are related against the background of Dublin's burgeoning crime rate in the 1780s, the critical insecurity of its prison system and the troubled political relationship between Ireland and Britain."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Irish Transportation Before 1783
  • Crime in the Late Eighteenth Century
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • The Revival of Trans-Atlantic Transportation
  • Emigration, Runaways and Returnees
  • The Revival of Irish Transportation
  • Irish Anticipations of Botany Bay
  • The Voyages of 1788: New London and Cape Breton
  • The Newfoundland Voyage
  • The Newfoundland Convict Crisis
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-360) and index.

Subjects Penal colonies -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Penal transportation -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Prisoners -- Ireland -- History.  |  Irish -- New South Wales -- History.  |  New South Wales -- Emigration and immigration -- History.

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