Australian Royalty

In Australia it’s seen as a badge of honour to have in one’s family tree a convict who was transported from the British  Isles during the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the new colonies. Oftentimes genies lament the lack of such a person in their ancestry, when one can prove a link to a convict it is time for a genealogy happy dance. .

Australian Royalty: Convicts and their ancestors in Australia are given a pseudo Royal status and commonly known as Australian Royalty.

Convicts_at_Botany_Bay
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Convicts_at_Botany_Bay.jpg

 

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