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In early colonial days, regular soldiers disliked their work conditions. They experienced low pay, boredom, brutality and homesickness. They felt that convicts had it much better than them with assigned hours and even land grants at the end of their time! Regular soldiers such as Private Suds and Thompson would steal something, deliberately get caught and become convicts for the better conditions. Why did convicts get better conditions than the soldiers? Choose your leaders carefully. In this case Governor Darling abused his powers. He did not listen to Frances Forbes on the appropriate punishment. which lead to public outcry following the death of Private Suds. Why did he abuse the power? W.C Wentworth led the public outcry which caused Governer Darling problems for years afterward.