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Untold story of Irish teen shipped to Australia to marry a convict
The ‘potato orphans’ of australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the great famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the australian convicts.