A timeline showing the progression of convict colonisation in Australia.

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Convict ship lists, 1840s. Tasmanian Government Archives

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Convicts in chains

Through centuries of human suffering, one vision has sustained: a belief in a terrestrial arcadia

Convicts building road over the Blue Mountains, N.S.W. 1833.

Convicts building road over the Blue Mountains, N. Courtesy National Library of Australia

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.

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A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

Convicts from the hulk Justitia at work in Woolwich.

View of the Justitia Hulk, with the Convicts at Work, near Woolwich. New Newgate Calendar or Malefactor's Register

Redlands Estate convict quarters. 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.

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.

This pair of shoes was said to have been made by a convict from Port Arthur. (Used with permission: Collection: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gal...

This pair of shoes was said to have been made by a convict from Port Arthur. (Used with permission: Collection: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gal.

Prison - The beached convict ship HMS Discovery at Deptford, serving as a convict hulk from 1818 until 1834.

Prison - The beached convict ship HMS Discovery at Deptford, serving as a convict hulk from 1818 until

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.

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.

THE FIRST PICTURE OF SYDNEY IN 1788. This is a reproduction of what was probably the first sketch ever made of Circular Quay and the beginning of the city of Sydney. It was drawn by Captain John Hunter on August 20, 1788, seven months after the first landing here. The path on the right is the George street North of to-day. The building close to the fence behind the trees on the right is the first hospital. The path ended about what is now the intersection of George Essex sts.

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"Eaglehawk Neck - Tasman Peninsula Dog Line-Tethered at regular intervals, with lamp posts reflecting light onto cockle shells, the purpose of the dog line was was to prevent convicts escaping the Tasman Peninsula from the Port Arthur settlement. Eaglehawk Neck is a narrow isthmus, and there were enough dogs in the line to stretch across the width of the sand dunes. Their barking would alert the guards to any movement in the bush... some dogs were even placed out on the water"

You might just drive straight through Eaglehawk Neck on the way to visit Port Arthur Convict Settlement, or the coal mines historic site on the Tasman P.

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