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Spike Island & Australian Convicts of 1847 – July 2011

BY TURTLE BUNBURY September 1847. The harvest moon glowed high above the Slieve Bloom mountains as 24-year-old John Walsh and his 14-year-old brother Peter crouched amid the hedgerow. At last, they watched the farmer pull the massive barn door shut and vanish into his house. The brothers leapt out of the hedge, raced up to […]
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