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Convicts mainly from England & Ireland sent to the other side of the world, mostly for petty crimes to serve their sentence and maybe earn freedom.....'For the term of his natural life' is a book with great insight into these times......
The Convict System - between 1788 and 1868, 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia.

'Convicts' Letter writing at Cockatoo Island, NSW, 'Canary Birds'

First Fleet Arrives 1788 (YouTube), Aboriginal perspective

First Fleet Arrives 1788 (YouTube), Aboriginal ...

First fleet learning sucks

FREE book about #Australia #history from Project Gutenberg - Early Australian History, by Charles White. EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. CONVICT LIFE In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. PARTS I & II - THE STORY OF THE TEN GOVERNORS, AND THE STORY OF THE CONVICTS.

Early Australian History - Convict Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, by Charles White

Historic photograph of Port Arthur, the Tasmanian convict site, circa 1850s. Convict life at Port Arthur. Australian History.

Historic photograph of Port Arthur, the Tasmanian convict site, circa Convict life at Port Arthur.

Interior Convict Ship 1

Harper's Weekly image of the "coffin ships" showing the cramped, unhealthy accommodations for the Irish immigrants.

Australian Convict Ship Success as a 22x18 (58x48cm) Framed Print

22x18 (58x48cm) Framed Print of Australian Convict Ship Success

The Australian Convict Ship, Success, moored in Providence, Rhode Island, America

From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen

Abandoned Women: Scottish convicts exiled beyond the seas ebook by Lucy Frost - Rakuten Kobo

FIRST CONVICTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA On this day …….. 1st of June 1850 The Swan River colony, established on Australia’s western coast in 1829, was begun as a free settlement. Captain Charles Fremantle declared the Swan River Colony for Britain on 2 May 1829. The first ships with free settlers to arrive were the Parmelia on June 1 and HMS […]

of June 1850 The Swan River colony, established on Australia’s western coast in was begun as a free settlement. Captain Charles Fremantle declared the S…

Original Book which contains the names and details of each of the 171 convicts transported to Australia in 1848.   Photographed in the  National Museum of Ireland

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia in Convict Ship 1848

Picking old clothing at a slum in Salford, U.K. The poorest people could only afford clothes to avoid indecency, the colour/style was never an option. It's hard to imagine living that way now.

Andrew Simpson: The Classic Slum, Salford stories from 1900

Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur, Tasmania (want o go back and explore more)

Irish Girls as young as 12 years old were locked up in prison and transported to Australia as convicts

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia in Convict Ship 1848

Four unique experiences at Port Arthur. #portarthur #tasmania #discovertasmania

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

the lyrics to the song Van_Dieman's_Land

the lyrics to the song Van_Dieman's_Land

Many British female convicts, of all ages, were sent to this factory in modern day Tasmania. Very interesting history.

Many British female convicts, of all ages, were sent to this factory in modern day Tasmania. Very interesting history.

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