Somewhat derogatory term used
by Australians when referring
to anyone from England.
interpretation as Prisoners Of Mother England. Referring
to the transportation to Australia
from England of convicts considered the dregs of society.
and 1868, about 160,000 people were
herded onto ships in Great Britain and 'transported' to Australia
with the expectation that due to the 12,000 miles distance
they would never return.