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1876 - The ship Catalpa arrives in the U.S. with Irish Fenian prisoners rescued from Australia.

The “Fremantle Six” were Irish political prisoners who made an audacious escape from the notorious British prison in West Australia aboard the U.S. whaling ship “Catalpa” in 1876. 272 more words

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Fremantle Prison

“Step inside and do time with us,” the Fremantle Prison beckons, and V and I happily obliged. The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years.  84 more words