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Tom Appleby- Convict Boy

“Stoke Stable”, Built by convict labour c. 1849 and possibly the oldest building in Carcoar, “Stoke Stable” is the home of the Carcoar Historical Society Museum.
Tom Appleby- Convict Boy
Historical Fiction
by Jackie French
A story of transportation and life in a new world. At the tender age of eight, chimney sweep tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay

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John Vass20-Nov-2021 06:16
Interesting! BV 8 years old? The Earls must have feared him! My Family got removed from the Highlands in The Clearances. You will find us everywhere. The Earls feared us and we were not worth as much a sheep! So they got on boats and not always by choice. My branch landed and walked until they were far from any authority! They settled in the Blue Ridge of Virginia and North Carolina. Other branches went to Canada or Australia and beyond. Very distant cousins by now.
LynnH28-Jun-2019 12:29
My hometown of Sugar Land was famous (infamous) for it's prison and the use of convict labor on the sugar plantations and in the sugar mill.
bill friedlander27-Jun-2019 15:02
An interesting place to explore. V
Wintermeer26-Jun-2019 20:04
Most interesting insight- talk about a harsh childhood! ~V~
carol j. phipps25-Jun-2019 22:37
Excellent, story and picture Laine. Nice long view as well as the foreground. V
Mieke WA Minkjan25-Jun-2019 14:55
beautiful photo against the backdrop of the Australian landscape V
I feel a little ping inside, about missing it
Yvonne25-Jun-2019 10:19
Love seeing these old museums, and this one in such a pretty
setting. Very suited to the story. v
joseantonio25-Jun-2019 03:50
must be an interesting experience to visit it.V.
Dennis Hoyne25-Jun-2019 00:32
A wonderful scene throughout, from the equipment in the foreground to the hills beyond.
Graeme24-Jun-2019 22:46
A great scene and title to match, Laine.V
Ray :)24-Jun-2019 22:26
They were transported like that for what we see as such petty offences. Maybe their descendants are grateful for his misdemeanor.
janescottcumming24-Jun-2019 22:20
A hard life for an eight year old. Attractive countryside and a well build looking building.
larose forest photos24-Jun-2019 21:20
What a marvelous shot, interesting on so many levels. Also interesting, your caption. V
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