Eugene Rossiet Lennon: Professeur Extraordinaire

The Life and Loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon, Professeur Extraordinaire. What they said about Eugene Rossiet Lennon: He displayed "manly and intrepid conduct" in saving children, "at the imminent peril and risk of his own life" - Hobart Town Daily Mercury, 1858. They wanted to sack me in order to obtain "the more brilliant services … Continue reading Eugene Rossiet Lennon: Professeur Extraordinaire

The Deconstruction of a Convict Past

Joseph Forrester, a silversmith, was transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1828 after being caught stealing diamonds from a West End London jeweller. Charles Brentani was transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1834 after being caught stealing silver from a Sheffield clergyman. Brentani was was assigned to various employers and eventually set up his own … Continue reading The Deconstruction of a Convict Past