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BOOK - A Deep Sense of Wrong, The Treason, trials, and transportation to New South Wales of Lower Canadian Rebels after the 1838 Rebellion
By Beverly Boissery
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 1995

Hardcover... 36.95 (C$)

In 1839, fifty-eight men left Montreal for the penal colony of New South Wales. They were unimportant men outside their own parishes, ordinary people who had been caught up in the political whirlwind of the 1838 rebellion. Even though they were all civillians, they had been tried by court martial. Convicted of treason, their properties forfeited to the crown, they paid a heavy price for rebellion. And as convicts in Australia, they were considered the lowest of a bad lot. During their years there, however, they earned the respect of Sydney's citizens.

A Deep sense of Wrong is an intimate, grass-roots history, based largely on surviving legal records and on the writings of some of the individuals who lived the story. We follow the men from the confusion of battle, to the court martial, and then to lonely exile in a land half a world away. Their anguish and dignity still resonate today.

Details:
    368 Pages
    6.25 in x 9.25 in
    Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 1995
    ISBN 9781550022421




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