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From ‘Illustrated London News’- 25th July 1857

Notice was given at Lloyd’s that her Majesty’s Government required a ship immediately to carry 400 male convicts from England to Fremantle, Western Australia. Perhaps a more remarkable set of convicts never left the country at one time than will go out in this ship. Amongst the 400 will be found Sir John Dean Paul and Co., the fraudulent bankers; Robson the Crystal Palace forger; Redpath, who committed the forgeries on the Great Northern Railway Company; and Agar, who was connected with the great gold robbery on the South-Eastern Railway. The notorious bank forger, Barrister Seward, alias Jem the Penman, the putter-up of all the great robberies in the metropolis for the last twenty years, also goes out in this ship, which will leave England on the 25th proximo, embarking the convicts at Deptford, then the Little Nore, Portsmouth, Portland, and Plymouth.

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