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From: "Geo." <>
Subject: Re: Frontier House
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 23:29:59 +0800
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The Frontier House is set in 1883, not 1833 though.
Geo.

> I had broadened the 'organised' frontiers and settlement of America from
the
> Proclamation Line of 1763 to the final era of resettlement in the late
1830s
> not just 1833 Even so the youngest convicts would have been in their 60s
in
> 1830.
> Alec

> > Whilst America was certainly a Penal Colony with British convicts
> > transported there between 1619 - 1775 (see
> > http://iccs.arts.utas.edu.au/ ) it ended long before the great period of
> > Westward migration which occurred between the 1840s and 1890s. It is
this
> > period on which "The Frontier House" is based, supposedly 1883, I think.
> > Many areas of 'the West' had been explored and settled before the 1840s
of
> > course but this later period was a tidal wave by comparison, driven
> largely
> > as Amanda says by the offer of free land and the prospect of riches.
<snip>
> >Geo.


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