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Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:25 am
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Torpid says...



Ok, i have a cool idea for a story, lol who dont? but still. its historical fiction and its about a couple of british prisoners who are sent to Australia or NewZealand. i was just wondering if anyone knew anything about that? like specifics on its early histoy




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Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:53 am
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Oooh! Mememememe!....OK, not so much. But I'm from NZ, I live in NZ, and you kinda pick this stuff up while gagging on the information the school system shoves down your throat - OK moving on.

Anywayz, I dont think NZ was actually a penal colony...it was more of a touristy thing. Kind of. Um. Well, even if I dont know so much myself I can at least point you in the direction of some useful linkages...so...Look up teh Alexander Turnbull Library, which will give you some historical docos, http://www.history-nz.org is also good, nzhistory.net.nz also a good site. Let me know if you need any info on landscape and such...since I live here and all.

Of course, if you decide to go to Aussie instead, I cant help you. But still, need any help, just ask. I'm all for stories about us little peoples down under ;)
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Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:00 pm
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Torpid says...



thanx i had the idea of prisoners dumped there but maybe theyll just be shipwrecked or something. which island has mor land climates and like zones and stuff? south right?