After three months in an open boat, the place the escapees are finally apprehended is astonishing. And mystery surrounds their various fates.
Escape from Port Arthur Part III
This continues from Part II Eaglehawk Neck Finally, six weeks after the Southport attack, on 26th March, a Telegraphic Message was received from Port Arthur that Signals had been received from Eaglehawk Neck. A boat had been sighted, heading for Maria Island. George King was convinced it was the escapees’ boat but had no vessel... Continue Reading →
Escape from Port Arthur Part II
The escapees head westwards, pursued by Government Schooner "Eliza". They encounter ship builders at Port Davey.
Escape from Port Arthur Part I
In 1839, in the very early days of the penal settlement at Port Arthur, eight men contrived an escape. It led to an almost inconceivable journey.
The Marquess, the Pirates, Gemstones, William the Conqueror … and two Cromwells.
The stories of the Buckland church windows.