TRANSPORTATION STORIES
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THE TRANSPORTATION STATUTE
England 1717, the law was much stricter than it is today. Even petty crims are given harsh sentences involving hard labour and many are put to death. English jails (goals) are extremely over-crowded so a new law is introduced (Transportation Statute) which gives judges the authority to ship out all of England's criminals, off to far-away lands and worse... MORE
TRANSPORTATION TO AMERICA BEGINS
Once the new transportation statute was introduced, English government set about planning where to send the convicts, the first choice was the new colony of America. For over 100 years English convicts were shipped to America by Merchant-contractors. The convicts were employed by the American settlers for the term of their transportation. MORE
TRANSPORTATION TO AFRICA BEGINS
Once America revolted with the war of independence it would not accept any more of England's convicts. A new plan was needed to rid themselves of its scum, settle the new colony of ... MORE
NEW HOLLAND IS DECIDED AS THE NEW COLONY
Africa proved a bad decision, all of the convicts sent either perished or disapeared forever. Time to rethink the new colony... A new decision is made. All criminals will be sent to New Holland... MORE
TRANSPORTATION TO NEW HOLLAND BEGINS
Africa proved a bad decision, all of the convicts sent either perished or disapeared forever. Time to rethink the new colony... MORE
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