Over 150 film clips outlining Australia's history from pre 1770 to contemporary history. Information is presented in film clips with links to related websites on events that occurred during that decade.
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.
Convicts logging - Fourteen convicts and 16 soldiers and their families settled at Macquarie Harbour on Sarah Island in January 1822. It became Tasmania’s first penal settlement. One of the reasons for the settlement on Sarah Island was Huon pine, a valued timber. Sarah Island was very secure. An escapee would have to get hack through impenetrable rainforest on the west coast of Tasmania to escape.112 convicts did escape: 71 died and 41 were recaptured, four having reached South America.
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.