6th February 1831 - 98 alleged Swing Rioters transported to Tasmania

Convict_ship_Neptune00.jpg The Swing rioters were similar to the Luddites. There were Swing Riots around Salisbury in 1830

On this day in 1831 221 men were shipped out to Tasmania for Swing rioting. 98 went thro’ Salisbury assizes http://www.swingriotsriotersblacksheepsearch.com/index.php?p=1_7_Eliza

Pic: See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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