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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.
Convicts were assigned to Redlands to build the estate which still stands today. Its easy to get a sense of what life must have been like at Redlands. As you walk the grounds you discover hop and opium pickers huts.
Leg irons Port Arthur circa 1840. Following a number of European and British expeditions throughout the 1700s, in 1803 the island was colonised by the British, and would become the primary penal colony in Australia. Over the next 50 years, some 75,000 convicts were transported to Van Diemen’s Land.