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Thread #66740   Message #1328118
Posted By: Shanghaiceltic
15-Nov-04 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: RE: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land
Just been reading a book called the British At War, good book and last night I came a cross a reference to trepanning.

It was a term used when the Navy press or Army recruiters were operating about 1800, in the book it referred to people being trepanned or abducted by use of large amounts of alchohol and the offer of a bounty (no not the chocolate bar) if they joined up.