Huw Edwards meets Shirley Colless

The first Welsh settlers began arriving in Australia in 1788 and some were criminals. Huw Edwards talks to Shirley Colless who has traced her family back to one of those early Welsh convicts. Shirley's Welsh ancestor Ann Smith, originally from Brecon arrived in the penal colony in Sydney when she was only 20 years old, transported half way around the world for stealing household goods.

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