• Voices of the Powerless: A Journey Beyond the Seas

  • McQuarrie Harbour, Tasmania, Transportation and the Colonisation of Australia
  • By: Melvyn Bragg
  • Narrated by: Melvyn Bragg
  • Series: Voices of the Powerless
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Radio/TV Programme
  • Release date: 10-06-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (2 ratings)

Summary

In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg voyages to Tasmania to find out what a sentence of transportation to Van Diemen’s Land really meant to those who survived the journey ‘beyond the seas’. We hear the forgotten voices of people such as Joseph Lingard, a respectable Derbyshire man who was wrongfully convicted of the theft of a door-latch, and explore the destinies of the many thousands of British convicts whose forced labour shaped the first 80 years of the Australian colony.
©2011 Melvyn Bragg (P)2003 AudioGO Ltd
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