Irish Women and Children Transported to Australia as Convicts
Stories of Irish women and children who were transported as convicts to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. These women and children were on the John Calvin ship in 1848. Learn their story here.
Australian convict, 1880s.
A studio photograph, dated 1880s, of Tasmanian convict Bill Thompson, in convict uniform and leg irons. By the time this photograph was taken, Britain had already stopped transporting convicts (in …