Dictionary of Sydney

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Scottish Martyrs

Scottish reform movement of the 1790s which was deemed seditious as it advocated electoral reform, universal male suffrage and freedom of speech, even though it urged refom by constitutional means. Five of those accused were transported between 1794 and 1795.


Muir, Thomas


One of the 'Scottish Martyrs' transported to New South Wales for sedition, Thomas Muir was one of the few convicts who escaped the colony in the 1790s.