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Felons, running roughshod over London town, were menacing good people, wreaking havoc and, caught by the scores, clogging every jail in the kingdom. A civic dilemma of colossal proportions.
Meanwhile, two oceans away, a newly claimed and virgin continent was in dire need of subjects to bring civilization to bear. Yet the voyage was endless and brutal, the rewards meager to nil.
The savagely elegant solution: Punishment by Transportation.
A list of 19 Crimes was drawn. Conviction meant a torturous journey to an unknown and unforgiving land.
Australia, thus, was born.
The un-violent theft of goods of the value of 1 shilling or more.
Theft of items under the value of one shilling.
Or to be otherwise in the possession of goods known to be stolen.
These items, easy to steal and pass on, were extremely
valuable to the enterprising criminal.
Gypsies, who claimed to be on pilgrimage from Egypt, were often guilty of obtaining money through false pretenses – palmistry, begging and theft. To dress as an Egyptian or Gypsy was punishable by law.
Known today as ‘breaking and entering’.
A bizarre form of arson, intended to clear brush and shrubs from a wooded area.
The great-grandfather of today’s mail fraud.
A popular street crime on the streets of violent London Town.
To curb poaching and to ensnare a few hapless anglers, this crime was declared.
The origin of this law is unclear, but is exemplary of a trivial
offence that was far inferior to its punishment.
Still very much a crime in most Western countries, to have more than
one spouse was deemed fitting reason for transportation.
Basic goods were all handmade and incredibly valuable.
To deface or destroy a garment was considered a crime.
A form of deception employed to illegally obtain goods. Those
found guilty were off to Australia.
In England’s rigid class system, to form a union without approval was a serious offence. Undoubtedly, many would-be Romeos found themselves exiled to Australia.
Burial shrouds, fine-woven and delicate, were a valuable commodity on London’s black market. To obtain one through desecration was a serious crime.
Those who operated a boat unlawfully risked being
placed on another boat, bound for Australia
Capital crimes were many; London was teeming with escaped criminals.
Thus #18 was invoked with dizzying regularity.
A now archaic term used to describe those who stole
or re-directed supplies from a ship’s store.
Bailey’s of Glenrowan stands among Australia’s oldest and most storied wineries. It was established in 1870, by Richard Bailey –a former shop keep who supplied local gold miners. As the gold rush dried up, the resilient Bailey family turned to farming and established one of the region’s first vineyards in the harsh, unforgiving Victoria countryside.
Today, Bailey’s stands among Australia’s finest wineries. It’s here, through a combination of old-world techniques and contemporary skills that 19 Crimes is proudly produced.
Bailey’s also has its share of criminal history. It was in 1880 at Glenrowan – just a short distance from the winery – that notorious bushranger Ned Kelly was finally captured. Stories like Kelly’s define the rough and tumble upbringing of Australia. It’s from here that the inspiration for 19 Crimes was drawn.
Learn more about Ned Kelly here.
To some, he was a cold-blooded killer. To others, a folk-hero symbol of Irish Australian resistance against Anglo-Australian ruling class. To this day, Ned Kelly remains one of Australia’s most notorious historical figures.
Born to an Irish convict father, who was transported to Australia, Kelly’s disdain for authority began at an early age. The Kelly family viewed themselves as victims of police persecution, but were rumoured cattle and horse thieves themselves.
In April 1878, a police trooper named Alexander Fitzpatrick – to many, an unreliable coward – came to arrest Ned’s brother, Dan. An altercation ensued,
at which point Fitzpatrick alleged he was shot by Ned.
Dan and Ned both went into hiding.
A number of policemen went into the bush and were raided by Kelly’s gang. During the exchange, Ned shot and killed several police, each of whom had persecuted Ned in the past.
What followed was a rapid escalation of violence, as the Kelly gang robbed several banks and raided a number of buildings, including a police station. A massive manhunt ensued. The reward for Kelly and his gang was £2000, an exorbidant sum at the time.
Kelly and his gang – outfitted in homemade armour that repelled bullets – were finally taken down at Glenrowan, following a siege by 30 policemen. Kelly was put on trial in
Melbourne and hanged on 11 November, 1880. After his death, the Victorian
Royal Commission investigated the conduct of police and found their
conduct to be less than favourable. Their findings led to reprimands,
demotions and dismissal for many police in the region.
Dark red in the glass, its legs cascade slowly due to its concentration and power. Possessing aromas of licorice, dark fruits and vanilla, this theme carries through on the palate with loads of rich, wild fruit all wrapped in chalky, ripe tannins persistence and structure to support the concentration of flavour. A wine that boldly showcases the beauty of blending two varieties that match like hand and glove – delivering a memorable wine with loads of personality.
Learn about our featured criminal here
Dark red and maroon hues extend from the core of the glass as dark fruits, licorice and spice linger. The Shiraz is the brooding component that brings the core of dark fruits, liquorice and round ripe tannins. The Grenache is focussed in the red and blue fruits spectrum and delivers plushness to the final blend. Last but definitely not least the Mataro brings the spice and finer tannins pulling the structure together and giv-ing the wine drive. The resultant wine is complex and layered in a soft approachable style.
Learn about our featured criminal here
John Boyle O’Reilly. An Irish-born poet, arrested for mutiny in 1866. Sentenced to 20 years servitude in the Australian penal colony of Bunbury. A real charming type, O’Reilly struck up a romance with a constable’s daughter. It ended badly, but O’Reilly was never destined to be held down anyway. And so he struck a deal with a wayward priest who helped him arrange a daring escape.
An Irish nationalist, arrested for mutinous conduct and desertion of the army in 1866. He was involved in the ‘Catalpa rescue’, a dangerous escape attempt orchestrated by fellow Irish prisoners. Leaving the British penal colony during an external work detail, Harrington and others escaped to the Catalpa, a waiting whaling ship. With his blatant disregard of authority and fearless dedication to freedom, Michael Harrington truly embodies the rebellious character of Australia
and 19 Crimes wines.
Coming to an LCBO near you in early 2014