Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776. In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Website reveals secrets of convicts sent to Australia

Caged convicts on a ship bound for Australia. The average journey time to the penal colony was 102 days

Tips for researching convicts - early life and voyage to Australia. (image: "A Fleet of Transports under Convoy" / mezzotint print published by Carrington Bowles

LIAC Crime Library is a collection of well-known criminal cases designed as a resource for HSC Legal Studies students and teachers. From the collection of the State Library of NSW.

Our Country's Good. National Theatre School of Canada. Set design by Leah Robertson. 2014

National Theatre School of Canada. Set design by Leah Robertson.

I like the staging at centre stage, something the convicts could be tied to. Also very effective lighting

Our Country's Good- Lighting Design by Milinda Weeks, via Behance

Our Country's Good 1 Design by Tim Shortall Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis Opening Tableau

Our Country's Good 1 Design by Tim Shortall Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis Opening Tableau

Floging- using a pros back

Floging- using a pros back


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Caged convicts on a ship bound for Australia. The average journey time to the penal colony was 102 days

The highly contagious setting of an early prison ships to Australia.

Our Country's Good  by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Our Country’s Good is great. Dawson Theatre play a fine replication of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s epic drama. By Byron Toben. As with Sir John Abbot College and Concordia University, Dawson’s theatre program continues to generate talented grads to the Canadian performance universe.

By Byron Toben. Dawson Theatre play Our Country’s Good is a fine replication of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s epic drama.

Timberlake Wertenbaker's "Our Country's Good."  Set design by Josafath Reynoso

Timberlake Wertenbaker's "Our Country's Good." Set design by Josafath Reynoso

'Our Country's Good' Out-of-Joint/St. James's Theatre, London. Directed by Max Stafford Clark, lighting by Johanna Town. Scene: Rowing

Tim Shortall design 'Our Country's Good' Out-of-Joint/St. Directed by Max Stafford Clark, lighting by Johanna Town.

our country's good - Google Search

our country's good - Google Search

Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to spend the first part of their sentence in the prison where they had awaited trial, usually in solitary confinement....In the early 19th century, most prisoners awaiting transportation were sent to the 'hulks' in London before being assigned to a convict ship and leaving England."

Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to…

Max Stafford-Clark, b. 1941

Max Stafford-Clark, b.

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Tim Shortall design Our Country's Good, Scene 6

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