Joyanna Adams

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Let’s Just Send Our Criminals off to England!

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Here’s a bit of history that is fun to report: Britain didn’t just send criminals to Australia, they sent them to AMERICA first.baby shock

Ha!

From GIZMODO:

The joke about Australia is that it was founded by a bunch of criminals. And from 1788 until 1868, Britain did send roughly 164,000 convicts to the land down under. America’s dirty little secret? The same exact thing was happening here. In fact, experts estimate that over 52,000 British prisoners were shipped off to colonial America.

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Britain had been shipping convicts to America for decades before they started sending them to Australia. In fact, it was precisely because of America’s fight for independence that the Brits had to start sending their criminals to Australia. But from 1718 until 1775, convict transportation to the American colonies flourished. Some estimates claim that almost 10 per cent of migrants to America during this time were British convicts.

Nobody can only think that it’s one of the reasons most Americans LOVE the Australians.  We do! We adore them.

What the article doesn’t say is what KIND of criminals were sent? Religious criminals? Poor folks stealing food?Australia

So, England was smart. Why put up with your murderers, thieves, and poor?—– Ship them off! Feeding all those crooks takes too much money—-money best spent on ships, castles, and jewels.

Cuba and Mexico is STILL sending it’s criminals here…except back then, the criminals had to work when they got here…now, they get free food, free college, and they get hired over the local citizen.

Yes, England spread the citizens they didn’t want…all over the world.queen

Mighty nice of them, I’d say. They didn’t expect those criminals to outgrow them, did they?

Maybe we should start sending our criminals back, to show our thanks—

Think they’d take Obama?

(Thanks to amfortas for pointing this very fun fact of history out.)

June 12, 2015 - Posted by | History, Uncategorized |

1 Comment »

  1. Australia had some really nasty crims. Too nasty even for Sydney. These were sent to Tasmania, to Port Arthur, a pupose built prison. But lo! Even there the nastiest of the nastiest were not put-up with and they were sent to Sarah Island – a sort of mini-Alcatraz in the middle of MacQuarie harbour in the west of Tas.

    Misbehave on Sarah Island and you were sent to a nearby rock, exposed to the elements.

    There were several notable escapes from Sarah Island, that remotest of remote places, surrounded by water which was in turn surrounded by impenetrable forest. Five blokes legged it and only one made it out – by eating the others. Another lot who were ’employed’ building boats, stole one and sailed off in it. They ended up in Chile.

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    Comment by Amfortas | June 12, 2015 | Reply


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