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.
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.