Literature

The Day I Will Be Free

Extract from The Bunyip (Gawler, South Australia), Saturday, October 7, 1865: On Freedom To the Editor of the Bunyip. Sir.—In the year 1835 an individual, whose name I will not mention, but who was designated as “Frank, the Poet”, appeared at the Police Court in Sydney; and being a most incorrigible offender—having, by various sentences, accumulated enough punishment to last the lives of three men—he was thus addressed by the presiding magistrate. Magistrate—When do you think you will obtain your freedom? You are constantly appearing here and receiving additional sentences. Frank—That I can easily answer, your Worship. Magistrate—I rather think…

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