Post by Fran Post by Dechucka Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Patrick B Post by Dechucka Post by Patrick B Post by Dechucka
Historic sex abuse allegation. Has been investigated for the last 18
months but was not stood down by the RCC as "towards Healing" says they
should for people under abuse investigation.
Being a Catholic cleric in Australia is dangerous.
This time the RCC didn't even follow its' own policy
What do you expect in the penal colony?
You are wrong as usual. WA was never a penal colony.
But Australia was.
the dukester, American-American
and America was a dumping ground for pommy convicts. Your point is?
His point is that he is as ignorant as Paddy is of the history of the
There were penal colonies in the Americas, of course (perhaps some
even in North America), but the only country of the Americas which
received sentenced people for a time was Brazil. Portugal extensively
use the penalty of degredo (exile) to get rid of undesirables in an
easy and profitable way.
America as a whole was not considered a penal colony. Not like
Australia. It was fairly common for England to deport convicts to
Virginia, but not to the other mainland colonies. Barbados, Jamaica
and Antigua also received convicts, especially Irish rebels, but I
assume you meant "America" in the sense of "the future United States,"
not "North America and associated islands."
Now, The state of Georgia was not a penal colony in the sense usually
meant, although it was initially settled almost entirely with
convicts. Its founder was given the authority to take volunteers from
the royal gaols, and he relied on debtors, prostitutes and the odd
pickpocket for most of his initial population. No violent offenders
were invited to become colonists, and no one was sentenced to Georgia
directly by a judge; they were sentenced to gaol the usual way and
then approached by a colonial agent with a (presumably tempting)
alternative to serving their sentence. In fact, Oglethorpe pitched the
colony to George II as a rehabilitative measure (and to relieve the
crown of the cost of the gaols).
America was a place where people whose religion or political views
were outlawed in England could seek refuge. The Puritans who settled
in Massachusetts in 1620 were the first of many such immigrant groups.
Many British criminals were sentenced to exile or transportation, as
it was called, but these were not sent to any particular place in