Mary Wade was 13 years old when she was sentenced to hang for highway robbery in Westminster, London. Her death sentence was later commuted to transportation for life and she was instead banished to Australia. She was one of a boatload of female convicts sent on the Lady Juliana to the fledgling colony of New South Wales in July 1789. In what was one of the longest recorded convict voyages Mary finally arrived in Sydney Cove as a 14 year old in June 1790.

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Frontier life at Uardry

Ledwidge Angel RIVERINE GRAZIER 27.03.1991.pdf

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Sims (Brooker), Marjorie Constance 1910-2004

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