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13:00 - 14:00 29 May 2014
Jeremy Bentham and the ones that got away
Haldane Room |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
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On 28 March 1791, James Martin, with seven male convicts, one female convict and two infants, stole the governor’s six-oared cutter to make their escape from transportation to Australia. They encountered ferocious storms and Aboriginal peoples before arriving at West Timor on 5 June. There they posed as the survivors of a shipwreck.
Among the vast collections of Jeremy Bentham is the only extant first-hand account: the Memorandoms of James Martin. Hear Dr Tim Causer (UCL Laws) discuss their flight from captivity and Bentham’s interest in convict transportation.
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