John Slater – a “Luddite”

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John Slater a “Luddite” transported to New South Wales in 1817
– Includes the letter written to his wife in Nottingham describing the colony in 1819

Slater was a knitter turned Luddite, caught up in the Nottingham ‘outrages’ when disgruntled weavers smashed the machines of their exploitative employers. Slater was convicted of ‘frame breaking’, a crime then punishable by death.

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Weight 20 g
Dimensions 21 × 15 × .5 cm