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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.

Australian Convict Life Posters

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Aboriginal rights and freedoms essay about myself This essay focuses on the rights for freedom for the Aboriginal Australians who have lived in Australia for at least years. The arrival.

Convicts

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Brickendon Estate Tasmania: A convict World Heritage Site in Australia

We recently enjoyed a farm stay at Brickendon Estate in Longford Tasmania, just outside of Launceston. It's a convict World Heritage Site

Port Arthur, Tasmania

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The Guard Tower, Port Arthur penal settlement ruins, Tasmania, Australia Copyright: Chris Chafer

This photo from Tasmania, East is titled 'Guard Tower'.

Female Convicts - illustration, from Ross Female Factory Tasmania

Female Convicts - illustration, from Ross Female Factory Tasmania

Australian Convict Sites--The property includes a selection of eleven penal sites, among the thousands established by the British Empire on Australian soil in the 18th and 19th centuries. The sites are spread across Australia, from Fremantle in Western Australia to Kingston and Arthur's Vale on Norfolk Island in the east; and from areas around Sydney in New South Wales in the north, to sites located in Tasmania in the south.

Australian Convict Sites - The property includes a selection of eleven penal sites. Around men, women and children were sent to Australia over 80 years between 1787 and condemned by British justice to transportation to the convict colonies.

Solitary cell at the Coal Mines near Port Arthur, Tasmania ( by Erika Trenham)

Solitary cell at the Coal Mines near Port Arthur, Tasmania ( by Erika Trenham)

Governor Arthur's Convict System, Van Diemen's Land 1824-36 : a study in colonisation

Governor Arthur's Convict System, Van Diemen's Land : a study in colonisation

Port Arthur is an incredible place to learn about convict history of the region. As a former colony, it is part of the Australian convict sites, which are listed as a World Heritage site. It is Tasmania’s top tourist attraction and includes a museum, convict gallery and research room.

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September 2012 - Port Arthur Fieldwork Illuminates Australia’s Convict Past

Tasmania, Port Arthur Penitentiary. View of the Port Arthur harbour from this prison window .

View of the Port Arthur harbour from this prison window .

Leg irons Port Arthur circa 1840. Following a number of European and British expeditions throughout the 1700s, in 1803 the island was colonised by the British, and would become the primary penal colony in Australia. Over the next 50 years, some 75,000 convicts were transported to Van Diemen’s Land.

Leg irons Port Arthur circa 1840. Following a number of European and British expeditions throughout the 1700s, in 1803 the island was colonised by the British, and would become the primary penal colony in Australia. Over the next 50 years, some 75,000 convicts were transported to Van Diemen’s Land.

Female Factory in South Hobart, Tasmania, interior.

Women incarcerated in the Cascades Female Factory were classified into three distinct groups

Many questions remain to be answered about the Isle of the Dead at Port Arthur. What is apparent however is that all classes, officials, soldiers, wives, children etc are buried alongside hundreds of convicts. This book includes a list of all the memorial stones still standing. Regal Publications

Many questions remain to be answered about the Isle of the Dead at Port Arthur. What is apparent however is that all classes, officials, soldiers, wives, children etc are buried alongside hundreds of convicts. This book includes a list of all the memorial stones still standing. Regal Publications

The Isle of the Dead was divided into two parts. The higher part was reserved for free men, and 180 soldiers, officers and drowned sailors are buried here, each with their own headstone.

The Isle of the Dead at Port Arthur was divided into two parts. The higher part was reserved for free men, and 180 soldiers, officers and drowned sailors are buried here, each with their own headstone.

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