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Of Infamous Character

Of Infamous Character: The Convicts of the Boddingtons, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1793, by Barbara Hall

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The third book in a series of five, Of Infamous Character traces the lives of 145 convicts transported from Ireland to Botany Bay on board the Boddingtons in 1793. One of the smaller ships to arrive that decade, it nevertheless had a violent element to its cargo, and a large contingent of convicts form the north of Ireland.

Arrivals included Laurence Davoren, fiery republican lawyer and constant escapee from the colony; Thomas Biggers, a short-tempered overseer; John Kenny, school teacher and murderer; Mary Bryan, Mary Curran and Catherine McLean, highwaywomen who dressed as men to rob the Wicklow mail; robber Joseph Flood, father of Edward Flood, a Lord Mayor of Sydney; James McCarthy, labeled a rebel in Ireland, and who became a well respected Catholic leader in Sydney; Bryan Reilly, rebel and marshal of the croppies at the Battle of Vinegar Hill; and many more.

Read about their trials in Ireland and their lives in the colony, as Barbara Hall continues her comprehensive and painstaking anthology of the Irish transported to New South Wales prior to 1800. Of Infamous Charactercontains a wealth of information for anyone interested in researching early colonial history in Australia.

Pages: 262. Includes index. Published May 2004.

ISBN: 978-0-9581499-1-4.

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