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Jim Ryan talks of the Catalpa Rescue

Jim Ryan presents the incredible story of the Catalpa Rescue. Jim is a direct descendant to Captain George Anthony, who sailed a whaling ship from america to Western Australia to rescue six Fenians.

In 1876 a daring rescue took place from the beach at Rockingham. Six Irish political prisoners, Fenians, escaped from Fremantle Prison to be whisked away on an American Whaling ship, the Catalpa.

To buy tickets to Fenians Festival head to the website below.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/catalpa-talk-fremantles-very-own-great-escape-story-tickets-47658087623

 

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