Elisha’s Story

19 Crimes

In Victorian England, it didn’t take much to be shipped off to Australia and sentenced to back-breaking hard labour.

If you committed any of the 19 Crimes that were punishable by transportation, you’d find yourself in the squalid confines of a convict ship.

Of his voyage, John Boyle O’Reilly wrote: “Only those who have stood within the bars and heard the din of devils and the appalling sounds of despair can imagine the horrors of the hold of a convict ship.”

Hear the horrifying but true story behind the 19 Crimes wine brand.

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John Boyle O’Reilly Mugshot

The 19 Crimes

John Boyle O’Reilly 1871

Printing press | London, 1920

The ship ‘Hougoumont’

Arrival of the ‘Hougoumont’

Letter from John Boyle O’Reilly

Emily’s Story

Cline Falls Axe Attack

Emily tells us about the gruesome axe attack on two college coeds who were camping at a park while biking from Oregon to the east coast on the Trans America Trail in 1977.

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Terri Jentz

Deschutes River at Cline Falls State Park, Oregon

Terri Jentz goes back

Terri Jentz today

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