Who was the convict John “Black” Caesar?
A stranger in a strange land, John “Black” Caesar was a convict sentenced to 7 years of hard labour in the brand new British colony of Australia in the late 1700s. The story of his life gives us a unique insight into the life of a first settler.
Despite his obscurity, he was one of the first ‘settlers’ of Australia; and even came into conflict with legendary Aboriginal resistance leader ‘Pemulwuy.
This mini-podcast covers his short, but interesting life.
- How did John Black Caesar die?
- Complications from gunshot wounds.
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