Voices of the Powerless: A Journey Beyond the Seas: McQuarrie Harbour, Tasmania, Transportation and the Colonisation of Australia

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Written By: Melvyn Bragg

Written By: Melvyn Bragg

Length:33 minutes

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Audiobook Summary: In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg voyages to Tasmania to find out what a sentence of transportation to Van Diemen's Land really meant to those who survived the journey 'beyond the seas'. We hear the forgotten voices of people such as Joseph Lingard, a respectable Derbyshire man who was wrongfully convicted of the theft of a door-latch, and explore the destinies of the many thousands of British convicts whose forced labour shaped the first 80 years of the Australian colony.