Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776. In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Website reveals secrets of convicts sent to Australia

The Ross Convict Female Factory is another of Tasmania's collection of sites which pay tribute to a sobering past of internment and harsh conditions for women. Colonial Tasmania as a settler must have been extreme - the life of a prisoner during this period, even more so. Image credit: Azlina Wilson #DiscoverTasmania #Ross #tasmania #convict #colonial

The Ross Convict Female Factory is another of Tasmania's collection of sites…

Designed by emancipated convict, Francis Greenway the Female Factory was the destination of all unassigned convict women sent to the colony of New South Wales.

Parramatta Female Factory Precinct historic site for convict women, orphaned or destitute children, mental health care is associated with Forgotten Australians and Stolen Generations.

Great convict-photo and stats Tasmanian history blog.

Tasmanian crime statistics 1866-1875

The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women. My ancestor was sentences to transportation to Tasmania for stealing food during the Irish potato famine. Her two year old daughter was sent with her but she died soon after arrival. The treatment was savage and they should be remembered.

Fishpond Australia, The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women by Deborah J Swiss. Buy Books online: The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women, ISBN Deborah J.

Part history lesson, part roaming theatre show, 'Her Story' is a dramatic and powerful depiction of the harsh life within Yard One of the Cascades Female Factory in 1833.

Part historical drama, part roaming theatre, 'Her Story' is a dramatic depiction of the harsh life within Yard One of the Cascades Female Factory in

Female Factory the Cascades South Hobart. A moving place to visit as part of the tapestry of convict history in Tasmania

Female Factory the Cascades South Hobart. A moving place to visit as part of the tapestry of convict history in Tasmania

Cascades Female Factory, Tasmania. The Cascades Female Factory in South Hobart from 1828 to 1856. After it ceased operation as a female factory in 1856, it continued as a gaol under the administration of local authorities from 1856 until 1877. There were eventually 5 yards operating at Cascades Female Factory. The Factory opened with Yard 1 in 1828, Yard 2 opened in 1832, Yard 3 opened in 1845, Yard 4 opened in 1850, and Yard 5 opened in 1853, the last year of transportation.

Heritage management of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is based on its identified heritage values

The Tench, as it was known by its inhabitants, was the convict prisoners' barracks for Hobart Town. It originally spanned over two acres and some 50,000 male convicts passed through the complex. Following the cessation of convict transportation, the site became Hobart Gaol for more than 100 years.

the tunnels and solitary confinement cells,,,Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site

G. Bruce, Hobart Town Chain Gang. Ca. 1831. Copper engraving. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=66087

G. Bruce, Hobart Town Chain Gang. Ca. 1831. Copper engraving. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=66087

From 1848 to 1854 the Ross Female Factory processed hundreds of women transported to Van Diemen's Land, providing "a complete institution for the exploitation of female convicts in the service of the great houses of the Midlands."

From 1848 to 1854 the Ross Female Factory processed hundreds of women transported to Van Diemen's Land, providing "a complete institution for the exploitation of female convicts in the service of the great houses of the Midlands.

Tension in Tasmania over who is an Aborigine - smh.com.au

Benjamin Duterrau, 'The Conciliation', oil painting, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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