Tom Appleby Convict Boy


Tom Appleby, eight year old chimney sweep is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay on the First Fleet. As one of the members of the First Fleet Tom arrives in a country that seemingly has little to offer, at least of what the English are used to. Luckily, not long after Tom’s arrival in the colony, the fair and kind Sergeant Stanley takes Tom as a servant. Together Tom, Sergeant Stanley and his son Rob, build a house, set up an orchard and a vegetable garden for themselves and thrive unlike many others in the new colony.A story of transportation, and life and development in a new world

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