Exiles who changed a nation

By Mike Scanlon
June 6 2014 - 11:00am
POLITICAL REBEL: Historian Tony Moore pictured at the ‘‘forgotten’’ grave of French Canadian convict Joseph Marceau at West Dapto in 2008. Picture: Greg Totman

STRANGERS in a strange land is a good title for a sci-fi novel. It also accurately reflects how Australia's founding fathers, our First Fleet convicts, would have felt on being dumped in an alien landscape on the other side of the world back in 1788.

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