Botany Bay [an ex-convict wants to return to New South Wales] [12 September 1802]

[Editor: A brief news item which mentions an ex-convict who wants to return, with his family, to New South Wales. Published in E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor, 12 September 1802.]

[An ex-convict wants to return to New South Wales]

Botany Bay. — Such is the improving state of this Colony, that a man just returned from transportation to a village near Halifax, in Yorkshire, having served his time, is preparing to go to Botany Bay, with his wife and children. He was transported for sheep-stealing, and went to return thanks to his prosecutor, for being the means of sending him to the only country where he could ever do any good!



Source:
E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor (London, England), Sunday 12 September 1802, no. 1193, page 3 (3rd column)

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