Elizabeth Singleton, 27 April 1927 Elizabeth Singleton had multiple convictions for soliciting and was described in police records as a ‘common prostitute’. She was imprisoned at Long Bay but the details of her sentence have been lost.
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A rare and revealing photograph of a former Irish convict transported to NSW, a prisoner again in her old age. Read her story... http://gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/galleries/50-years-at-state-records-nsw/3-08/
Goat Island, A hollowed out section of sandstone in an overhang on Goat Island, which was carved to hold Charles ‘Bony’ Anderson, a wild convict who was chained here for two years around 1838 during the island’s days as a convict prison. Anderson had suffered a mental impairment which made him violent as a result of a head injury received during his service in the Royal Navy. During 1835 he received over 1,200 lashes for his numerous attempts to escape the island.