Posted in 19th century, Australia, British Army, Economy, emigration, Episode 12, famine, ireland, Irish history, Podcast, transportation, tagged Australia, Dennis Doherty, Derry, Hobart, Norfolk Island, Port Arthur, Tasmania on April 2, 2012 |
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Episode 12. This episode looks at the fascinating story of Dennis Doherty. Born in Derry in 1814, Doherty would spend most of his life in Australian prisons or trying to break out of them. His story is remarkable – he was flogged 3,000 times and spent years in solitary confinement but yet he continually struggled for freedom.
This podcast journeys through the life of Dennis Doherty from a poverty stricken childhood in Ireland in the early 19th century to his time in the British Army and then his horrific life of incarceration in Australia.
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Posted in 19th century, 20th Century, emigration, historical tours, Irish history, Top 5, tagged Allen, Catalpa, Fremantle, Jim Larkin, John Boyle O Reilly, John Devoy, Larkin, Manchester Martyrs, Mother Jones, O Brien, Oscar Wilde on September 29, 2010 |
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Never mind X factor or any of that rubbish, here’s 5 people (or groups of people) who are actually worth talking about…..
Although not all are recognisable today these were all celebrity jailbirds in their day.
1. Oscar Wilde
While celebrated today for his skill with the pen, Oscar Wilde at the time of his death was probably more famous for his incarceration than for anything he had written.
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