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Matthew Brady

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Bushranger, born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, NW England, UK. In 1820, for stealing a basket of groceries, he was transported for seven years to New South Wales, Australia. From there he was sent in 1823 to the penal colony of Macquarie Harbour in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania), a penal station for desperate criminals. He escaped with a small group in the following year, and with his gang terrorized the island. He was eventually captured, and hanged in Hobart.

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