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Jeremy Bentham & the Ones that Got Away
10 April 2014
Thursday May 29
Wilkins Haldane Room, Wilkins Building
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 about their flight from captivity and Bentham’s interest in convict transportation.
The original manuscript will be on display and is available online.