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Cockatoo Island’s Dark History: From Convicts to Orphans Part 1

Today, Cockatoo Island is a tourist attraction in Australia. But it wasn’t always that way. In the 1800’s people came to the island against their will.

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Cockatoo Island’s Dark History: From Convicts to Orphans Part 2

In part two of our article about the dark history of Cockatoo Island, you’ll learn how it shifted from a place of confinement for men to that of children.

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Escape from Cockatoo Island

A bushranger in Australia lived the life of a thief on the run. They made their living by armed robbery and hid in the “bush” to evade getting caught. Ward’s specialty was robbing inns, travelers, and mail coaches in the Liverpool Plains area.

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