A little something different for today ….
The True Story of Mary Bryant
In 1787, King George III of England sent the first fleet to colonise Australia. And experiment of global proportions.
But this would be no Utopian society. The King’s plan was to create a prison at the end of the earth to rid England of its rubbish, its criminals, and vagrants. A prison surrounded by land and sea, whose walls were 14 000 miles thick.
They set sail in March 1787. Eleven ships, filled with 780 convicts, and 200 crew. They were bound for a land they had never seen, on an epic voyage that would take 10 months.
Mary was a convict on this first voyage. A teenage girl, in a world where women were outnumbered 4 to 1. Where starvation claimed over half her fellow prisoners.
That she escaped is unthinkable. That she survived is a miracle. If her story wasn’t true you would never believe it.
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