Moreton Bay release of 57th Regiment prisoners, article in 'The Courier' newspaper.
London: Printed by H. Warren, Published by D. Burton, September 17, 1829. News of New South Wales and New Zealand on the front page of a London newspaper, including an account of the taking and retaking of the brig "Hawies" in the Bay of Islands by New Zealanders, and the rescue of Atkins (second mate), and the release of regimental prisoners from Moreton Bay.
Concerning the Moreton Bay penal colony (founded 1825 near the Brisbane River), Lt. Col. H. Snodgrass reports (in General Orders) on the release of 2 prisoners (both privates in the 57th Regiment), Patrick Thomson and David Wright, both of whom were returned to their regiment. This release of prisoners occurred during the tenure of the sadistic commander of the prison, Captain Patrick Logan; Moreton Bay's death rate was higher than any other penal settlement in Australia due to disease, malnutrition, and the infection of wounds from severe flogging.
Nine column inches on New South Wales, 7 column inches on New Zealand. Folio, 13 x 21 1/4". 4 pp, tax stamp bottom of p 2. Period fold flattened, short split at right edge center fold. OCLC: 1006242762 records only one copy of the newspaper series, at the University of London. Not found in Trove. Very good condition. Item #25527