The Hougoumont, the last ship to take convicts from the UK to Australia, docked in Fremantle, Western Australia, on January 9, 1868 – 150 years ago. It brought an end to a process which deposited about 168,000 convicted prisoners in Australia after it began in 1788.
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In his last days, cooped up in a jail cell, Ned Kelly wrote that he had never killed an innocent man. But a new study refutes this, arguing that Kelly was directly responsible for the death of an innocent quarryman.