Aussie Convicts Escape Tasmania and end up in Japan 1830


Ad Honorem
Oct 2016

Fresh translations of samurai accounts of ‘barbarian’ ship arriving at the height of Japan’s isolation corroborate a story long dismissed as fantasy

An amateur historian has unearthed compelling evidence that the first Australian maritime foray into Japanese waters was by convict pirates on an audacious escape from Tasmania almost two centuries ago.

Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed

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