A Voyage to Botany Bay, With a Description of the Country, Manners, Customs, Religion &c. of the Natives.

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Title

A Voyage to Botany Bay, With a Description of the Country, Manners, Customs, Religion &c. of the Natives.

Subject

George Barrington (1755 - 1804), George Barrington, convict, convicts, deportation, convict deportation, transportation, theft, attempted theft, crime, criminal, diamonds, Order of the Garter, Knights of the Garter, Australian custom, Australian customs, early Australia, early Australian customs, Botany Bay, Sydney, NSW, New South Wales, early settlement, colonisation, colonization, colonial, colonialism, colony

Description

‘On page 9 of this text, an attempted theft of the diamonds of the Order of the Garter is detailed: On forming a connection with one Lowe, which was but a short time previous to that evening of the month of January, which is observed as the anniversary of the Queen's birth-day, it was resolved on between them, that, habited as a clergyman, Mr. Barrington should repair to Court, and there endeavour, not only to pick the pockets of some of the company, but, what was a much bolder, and a much more novel attempt, to cut off the diamond orders of some of the Knights of the Garter, Bath, and Thistle, who, on such days, usually wear the collars of their respective orders over their coats. In this enterprize he succeeded beyond the most sanguine expectations that could have been formed, by either his new accomplice Lowe or himself; for he found means to take the diamond order of Lord C--, with which he got away from St. James's perfectly unsuspected.'

Creator

Barrington, George

Source

University of Sydney Library

Publisher

London: C. Lowndes, 1795

Date

1795

Rights

University of Sydney Library, 2003

Format

Digital Text

Language

English

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“A Voyage to Botany Bay, With a Description of the Country, Manners, Customs, Religion &c. of the Natives.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/152.