Dark Convicts: Ex-slaves on the First Fleet

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Apollo Books, 2017 - Poetry - 138 pages
It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author's ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from her black forebearers' lives, both before transportation and afterwards, in the fledgling colony of New South Wales. Dark Convicts uncovers a little known aspect of Australian colonial history, told from the unique vantage point of a descendant. (Series: UWAP Poetry) [Subject: Poetry]~~
 

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Contents

George Washingtons Lost Slave George Worgan Writes Home
51
Eleven Black Scoundrels bound for Church Tree
59
Our Cerberus King Guards the The Governor Addresses his Fowl
66
Ways that a Troublesome Black
73
Daniel Southwell Considers The John Martins Fifty Acres 124
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Jacob Nagle Comments on the First
105
on the Outbreak of Dysentery 47
117
Solution To Rid the Colony of its Rat Books Journals and Papers
136
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