19 Crimes Red Wine
Proclamation: Each declared by his majesty to be punishable on conviction by transportation. 19 Crimes turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. Denominated Single Felonies. Punishable by Transportation. Whipping, imprisonment, the pillory and hard labour in houses of correction according to the nature of the offence. The principal of which are the following: 1. Grand larceny, theft above the value of one shilling. 2. Petty larceny, theft under one shilling. 3. Buying or receiving stolen goods, jewels, and plate. 4. Stealing lead, iron, or copper, or buying or receiving. 5. Impersonating an Egyptian. 6. Stealing from furnished lodgings. 7. Setting fire to underwood. 8. Stealing letters, advancing the postage, and secreting the money. 9. Assault with an intent to rob. 10. Stealing fish from a pond or river. 11. Stealing roots, trees, or plants, or destroying them. 12. Bigamy. 13. Assaulting, cutting, or burning clothes. 14. Counterfeiting the copper coin. 15. Clandestine marriage. 16. Stealing a shroud out of a grave. 17. Watermen carrying too many passengers on the Thames, if any drowned. 18. Incorrigible rogues who broke out of prison and persons eprieved from capital punishment. 19. Embeuling naval stores, in certain cases. Watch our convicts tell their stories via the Living Wine Labels App. Download free! (hastag)LivingWineLabels.