The Story of Irish Political Radicals Transported to Australia | Bonzer! – with BonzerPlus

There were 2250 Irish rebels transported to Australia in uprisings that include: the United Irishmen in 1798-1803, the Land and Tithe Wars from 1800, the Repeal Association of the 1830-1840s, the Young Ireland Rebellion of 1848, and the Fenian insurgency of 1867.

The United Irishmen were a liberal reform movement that fought to bring British occupation to an end and establish a democratic Irish republic. From 1798, Irish people waged a guerrilla land war against British oppression: unfair rents, evictions, church taxes and use of Irish peasants as cheap labour. From the 1790s, Great Britain seized upon transportation as the solution to Irish lawlessness and habit of rebellion

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