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#151254 - Thu Jan 09 2003 12:49 PM Last Convicts to Australia
Copago Offline
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I just read in the newspaper that "on the 9th of January 1868 - Last transportation of convicts to Australia: to Freemantle, Western Australia, where ship Hougoumont arrives with 279 prisoners".

Geez, can we come back now? (if, of course anyone, wants to) And, gossip has it that the ancestors of the Waugh twins and Shane Warne were on that very ship ... bet you wished you stopped it earlier, huh?




Edited by copago (Thu Jan 09 2003 02:04 PM)

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#151255 - Thu Jan 09 2003 01:27 PM Re: Last Convicts to Australia
sue943 Offline
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Did you type that date correctly Jillian? 1968? Surely a joke or a typo?

Just think, my uncle paid ten pounds each for himself and his family to travel to Australia, all he needed to have done is pinch a sheep for free travel!
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#151256 - Thu Jan 09 2003 02:05 PM Re: Last Convicts to Australia
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LOL, yup typo ... now fixed, along with the other typos ! Knew I'd do that, too early in the morning!

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#151257 - Thu Jan 09 2003 02:12 PM Re: Last Convicts to Australia
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Those dates are sooo easy to type wrongly aren't they... In one of my quizzes I had someone pregnant for 400 years!

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#151258 - Thu Jan 09 2003 02:37 PM Re: Last Convicts to Australia
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Oh dear, Fringe! As if nine months isn't long enough!!

I don't think I've done one cheque right so far this year, have to keep scribbling out the 2002 and putting in the three.

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