Steal a pig in 1841, and you’d be shipped to Australia to serve 7 years

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    18-year-old kitchen maid Bridget Feeny was found guilty of stealing shoes. Sentenced to Australia for seven years, her convict documents describe her as “ruddy, freckled and slightly pockpitted... scar on her nose and two moles on her throat.”


    Steal a pig in 1841, and you’d be shipped to Australia to serve 7 years
     
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    Stealing a pig started the Hatfield/McCoy feud
     
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    thank Barry , an interesting little read .
     
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    /----/ Fast forward 177 years and it would be considered a trip to paradise all expenses paid.
     
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    my DAD was offered a job in the early 60s to help build RailRoad infrastructures for iron ore hauling in Australia . I wanted to go , thought it would be neat . Dad decided on NO and i am glad that he did . So i grew up in the 1890s Upper Peninsula of Michigan , a paradise of its own . ----------- just a comment .
     
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    What did they do with the pig?
     
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    ------------------------------------- 'et' it with raw and cooked onions , crusty well buttered coarse bread and lots of BEER [burp] .
     
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    Seems if the send you to Australia for seven years you should at least get to eat the pig
     
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    What did they do with the pig?

    He was transported to Ameruca, where his decenddesce became very wealthy using US Bankruptcy Laws to avoid paying creditors. One was elected to high office.
     
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    Eh...... :eusa_whistle:
     

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