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Re: [IrelandOldNews] !! Ballina Chronicle; Jan 30, 1850 "Convicts"

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  • Susan Patterson
    Of course that is incorrect and it is old age aberration I hope ! W A convicts stopped in 1868: can t begin to imagine what made me so convinced former
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      Of course that is incorrect and it is old age aberration I hope !
      W A convicts stopped in 1868: can't begin to imagine what made me so
      convinced former convicts were still alive in the 1950s. I must have been
      thinking of the time of Federation, 1901.

      Apologies to all !
      Susan----


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      From: "Susan Patterson" <aapatterson@...>
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      >
      > And the convicts continued to be sent until the 1890s so that when I was a
      > girl in the fifities there were former convicts still alive in the West.
      > This is of interest as currently I am looking at the efforts of people in
      > Tasmania to stop transportation in the 1840s and early 50s...
      > Susan
      > -----
      >
      > >
      > > BALLINA CHRONICLE
      > > Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      > > Wednesday, January 30, 1850
      > >
      > > WHAT IS TO BE DONE WITH OUR CONVICTS?
      > > (From the Daily News)
      > > What is to be done with our convicts? When the doors of all our
      other
      > > colonies were shut in their faces, it was believed that an asylum had
      been
      > > opened to them at Swan River. But, no. The Western Australians have been
      > thrown
      > > into a fever of indignation on learning that their colony is to be made
      a
      > penal
      > > settlement.
      > > We will not be accused by those who are in the habit of perusing
      our
      > > columns, of lightly estimating the evil of a convict immigration, or of
      > lacking
      > > sympathy with a non-penal colony which resists any attempt to convert it
      > into a
      > > receptacle for convicts. But we must be allowed to have a laugh at the
      > virtuous
      > > indignation of the Western Australians.
      > > In February, 1849, they petitioned the Home Government to make
      their
      > colony
      > > "a regular penal settlement." In November 1849, the Western Australians
      > cannot
      > > find words to express their indignation on learning that their colony
      has
      > been
      > > converted into a penal settlement. The reason is, that when they prayed
      > the Home
      > > Government to send them convicts, they also prayed them to endow it with
      > the
      > > "necessary government establishment and expenditure, the whole cost of
      the
      > > transmission, maintenance, and superintendence of all such convicts as
      may
      > be
      > > transported hither being borne of course by the home Government."
      > Ministers,
      > > like the heathen diety of old, have
      > > ______ "Granted half their prayer,
      > > The other half dispersed in empty air."
      > > The convicts have been, or are to be sent, but not the money.
      > >
      > > Cathy Joynt Labath
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