Convict Life

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The Settlement on Norfolk Island, May 16th 1790 / George Raper

"Black Caesar" First of the Bushrangers

John Caesar was a powerfully built West Indian negro, who had come to the colony in the first fleet, on March 14, 1785, he had been convicted at Maidstone and sentenced to seven years penal servitude and transportation.

Sydney 1830 [view of Woolloomooloo Bay and Garden Island]

"Black Caesar" First of the Bushrangers

John Caesar was a powerfully built West Indian negro, who had come to the colony in the first fleet, on March 14, 1785, he had been convicted at Maidstone and sentenced to seven years penal servitude and transportation.

`Botany Bay. Sirius & Convoy going in : Supply & Agents Division in the Bay. 21 Janry 1788' William Bradley

"Black Caesar" First of the Bushrangers

John Caesar was a powerfully built West Indian negro, who had come to the colony in the first fleet, on March 14, 1785, he had been convicted at Maidstone and sentenced to seven years penal servitude and transportation.

Entrance of Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land, 1819; Phillip Parker King, 1791-1856

Cannibalism of Convicts ... An Incident of Convict Life in Tasmania

About the close of 1830 the colonial papers recorded the escape from Macquarie Harbour of five of the convicts, two of whom only arrived at the settled districts, after a journey of 16 days through the woods. The following is an account given by one of the convicts given in confession prior to his execution.

Prisoner's Removal Warrant 1843

The Bushrangers - Part 9 - Sullivan's Gang

Part nine of "The Bushrangers" - Sullivan's Gang - Bathurst NSW

Convict Pass 1846

The Bushrangers - Part 7 - Donohoe, Underwood and Webber

Part Seven of "The Bushrangers" tells the story of Donohoe, Underwood and Webber who kept the NSW country in the vicinity of Liverpool, Windsor and Penrith in alarm for about four years. The article includes a narrative of Mr Flunkey then employed by Mr. Wilfred of Bringelly and a copy of a contemporary letter from Windsor detailing one of their daring escapades.

Ticket of Leave Passport 1846

The Bushrangers - Part 7 - Donohoe, Underwood and Webber

Part Seven of "The Bushrangers" tells the story of Donohoe, Underwood and Webber who kept the NSW country in the vicinity of Liverpool, Windsor and Penrith in alarm for about four years. The article includes a narrative of Mr Flunkey then employed by Mr. Wilfred of Bringelly and a copy of a contemporary letter from Windsor detailing one of their daring escapades.

Escaped Convict Reward Notice 1843

The Bushrangers - Part 6 - Tasmanian Gangs - Cash, Kavanagh and Jones

Part six of "The Bushrangers" tells the story of three escaped Tasmanian convicts, Cash, Kavanagh and Jones, who managed to escape Eagle Hawk Neck.

Ticket-of-Leave

The Bushrangers - Part 2 - The Rise of Bushranging in Convict Days

Part two, continues the journey, now in NSW, of the rise of bushrangers in convict days.

Ann Rumsby 1802-1850 - The story of the pretty convict girl who had doctors fight for her, Marsden prosecute her and Governor Brisbane defend her.

Ann Rumsby 1802-1850

The story of Ann Rumsby - All through a convict girl - A leading Navy doctor was censured. Rev. Samuel Marsden was fined, and five members of the Parramatta Bench were dismissed. Indirectly she was also responsible, to a large extent, for radical changes in the system of government. She was the keystone of one of Parramatta's greatest feasts of scandal and rumour. The happenings caused a sensation throughout the country, and Parramatta, where the scene was laid, was the centre of a maelstrom…

Loss of the Neva Convict Ship 14 May 1835

Loss of the Neva Convict Ship 14 May 1835

The story of the Loss of the Neva Convict Ship, 14 May 1835, in the Bass Straits.

"The Hell Ship" — The Tragic Story of the "Chapman" Convict Ship 1817

"The Hell Ship" — The Tragic Story of the "Chapman" Convict Ship 1817

The tragic voyage of the "Chapman" convict ship resulted in 12 convicts being killed, 30 wounded, and the others starved and ill-treated for the remainder of the voyage. Includes transcripts of the Court Proceedings January 11 and 12, 1819, for the willful murder of John M'Ardle (Clements and Drake) and Daniel M'Cormick (Drake, Dewar, Bustead).

Aboard the Convict Ship Illustration

Aboard the Convict Ship Illustration

A reproduction of a double-page illustration in the official guide-book prepared for American visitors to the Success. The crude drawings are supposed to show the sort of horrors that were practised on the Success in the convict days, and include an absurd impression of the murder of Captain Price.

A Visit to the Cascades Lunatic Asylum in 1882 (The Former Cascades Female Factory)

A Visit to the Cascades Lunatic Asylum in 1882 (The Former Cascades Female Factory)

Scenes in a Lunatic Asylum was written by in 1882 by Mr. J. H. Glenny, upon his visit to the Cascades Lunatic Asylum in Tasmania.

Eagle-Hawk Neck Peninsula - The Bulldogs Platform - Port Arthur

Eagle-Hawk Neck Peninsula - The Bulldogs Platform - Port Arthur

Contemporary account of the Bulldogs Platform Port Arthur in 1866 along with a picture of Eagle-Hawk Neck Peninsula - The Bulldogs Platform - Port Arthur in 1891

Notice from the Committee of Management of the Female Factory - Parramatta - Assigned Female Servants - May 1832

Notice from the Committee of Management of the Female Factory - Parramatta - Assigned Female Servants - May 1832

Detailing change of terms for engaging Female Servants (Convicts) due to the high number of Servants being returned to the Government for minor infringements.