Dark Convicts - the black former slaves on the First Fleet

Mar 06, 2017, 11:23 AM

On the first fleet there were eleven convicts who were freed slaves from America, and who for various reasons found themselves on a long and dangerous journey to what became the colony of Sydney. Judy Johnson has has not one but two of these black first fleet convicts as her ancestors, and has written a collection of poetry, based on the documents and personal accounts which still exits from that time.

Source: ABC RN Sunday Extra