Tag Archive: Transport to Australia

Aug 01

John Flood: Fenian leader, Australian citizen and East Wall smuggler

John Flood in Mountjoy

“If loving my country through my whole life should make me wretched, I am wretched indeed…I am ready, my lords, for my sentence”   These were the words spoken by Dublin man John Flood on the 21st May 1867 as he was found guilty of ‘treason felony’ and sentenced to 15 years transportation to Australia. …

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