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Watch Bush Tucker Man Stories of Survival online: Episode 2 The Cannibal Convict

Alexander Pierce escaped the cruel prison colony of Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's bleak west coast, in the company of seven other prisoners. In their battle with dense scrub and rough country they found precious little to eat until they turned to cannibalism, eating the weakest in turn. Pierce was the only survivor. He was recaptured, and confessed all, but he was not believed as the authorities thought he has covering for his mates! Returned to Sarah Island, he escaped again with one companionand ate him too. When recaptured he confessed and he was believed this time. He was tried and hung in Hobart.

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