John Boyle O’Reilly was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and was transported to Western Australia.
He escaped to America, and campaigned for the Irish community and culture through his paper Boston’s The Pilot.
The world is large when its weary
leagues two loving hearts divide,
But the world is small when your enemy
is loose on the other side.
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