Early Australian History, by Charles White

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

Australia or jail - which was worse? British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

Australia or jail - which was worse?

The forbidding form of the beached convict ship HMS "Discovery" at Deptford

Van Diemen's Land 1852

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - Van Diemen's Land map 1852

This is Captain John Ross.  He was the captain on the ship Hashemy, one of the last convict ships that came to Australia.

This is Captain John Ross. He was the captain on the ship Hashemy, one of the last convict ships that came to Australia.

Port Arthur guards, 1866. From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania, and used on the Companion to Tasmanian History: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/P/Port%20Arthur.htm

Port Arthur guards, From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania

Convict ship lists, 1840s. Tasmanian Government Archives

Convict ship lists, Tasmanian Government Archives Compare information from a range of sources Identify questions to inform an historical inquiry Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources

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.

1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

Convict conduct sheet--records the details of a convict's sentence, arrival in the colony, physical appearance, and conduct. These are not available for all convicts of the colony.

Convict conduct sheet--records the details of a convict's sentence, arrival in the colony, physical appearance, and conduct.

Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls : convict women in Van Diemen's Land 1803-1829.

Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls : convict women in Van Diemen's Land TARDIF, Phillip. Includes entry for Jane Brickhill later Mallett.

The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women

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.

Lithographed poster advertising the sale of escaped convict Martin Cash's autobiography, The Adventures of Martin Cash, edited and also probably written by James Lester Burke. The poster was printed by J. Walch & Sons: Walch Bros. & Birchall. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=448998

Poster advertising the autobiography of convict and bushranger, Martin Cash.

A collection of 82 photographs of Port Arthur convicts, taken in 1874. From the collections of the National Library of Australia: http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.pic-an11590418&fullrecord=yes

Digital Collections - Pictures - James Calhoun, native, taken at Port Arthur, 1874 [picture]

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