“Those Lads Contrived a Plan”: Attempts at Mutiny on Australia-Bound Convict Vessels

Author: Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish
Published in: vol. 58(2013) no.S21, p. 177-196.
Summary: AbstractBetween 1787 and 1868 a total of 830 convict vessels left the British Isles bound for the Australian penal colonies. While only one of these was seized by mutineers, many convicts were punished for plotting to take the ship that carried them to the Antipodes. This article will explore the circumstances that shaped those mutiny attempts and the impact that they had on convict management strategies.
Copyright: Copyright © Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis 2013 
Online Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10622/S0020859013000308?locatt=view:master

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