After enjoying a drive along the river and a picnic lunch we stopped at the lookout at an area known
as Bradys Lookout for some photos. It is named after Mathew Brady ,a notorious bushranger, who came
to Tasmania as a convict from England in 1820. He escaped the penal settlement at Sarah Island in 1824
and spent the next two years with 4 others as bushrangers.Brady considered himself a gentleman as he never
insulted or robbed women.This was supported by the fact that after his recapture ,his cell was filled with flowers from the ladies of Hobart Town.Nothing like a bushranger with a conscience but it did not save him,
he was hanged in May,1826.
Reflecting on the past ,reminds us of how far we have come. At present my sister is researching our family history and we are uncovering some interesting characters. As do many Australians we have several convict
relatives, sentenced to the penal colony for stealing such things as handkerchiefs , vegetables and other minor
crimes.All done no doubt to survive the poverty of the time.
Women convicts had to seek permission to marry and then in turn became the property of their husband,
I am so glad that one has changed.
For this somewhat reflective post I am wearing a pseudo Missoni dress worn as a tunic over black straight
pants. I have added a black bead necklace and a collection of bakelite and resin bangles.
My black and white feather trimmed ballet flats from Boch finished the look but if you look closely you will
see a few feathers missing on my left foot.( thank you Raffy ) ,oh well , the joy of a puppy.
Linking with Visible Monday
Taking my poor shoes
to Shoe and Tell
with Style Nudge.