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10 common crimes committed by Australian convicts

With 20% of Australians descended from convicts, convict ancestry is for many a badge of honour. But just how criminal were these criminals? While it’s difficult to generalise, given that a staggering 160,000 convicts were transported to Australia in total, certain offences appeared more frequently than others among our convict forebears. Here are 10 common […]

June 7th, 2016
Topic: EARLY AUSTRALIA, LAW POLICE CRIME, PEOPLE, PRISONS JAILS, THEFT & CRIME Tags: ,

ILLEGAL SANDALWOOD HARVEST COULD DEPLETE STOCK IN THE WILD

THEFT & HARVEST OF SANDALWOOD BUSTED BY THE SANDALWOOD POLICE Two hundred tonnes of sandalwood believed to have been illegally harvested in Western Australia may have been discovered by police but it is likely many more tonnes have been illegally harvested in the state this year. Sometimes referred to as “wooden gold”, sandalwood has been […]

December 3rd, 2013
Topic: PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, THEFT & CRIME, TIMBER WOOD TREES, TREES TIMBER Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,