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93 English speaking rebels were transported to the penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land. Stephen Smith Wright was one of these men, and this is his story . . .
Locally, John Berry was known as an “ardent Patriot,” and he was regarded as a strong supporter of Republican causes.
The first recollection comes from the diaries of Todmorden Mills’ brewer, William Helliwell. Helliwell was an astute observer