Australia or jail - which was worse? British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

Australia or jail - which was worse?

A research project aims to find out whether transportation to Australia or jail was more effective at rehabilitating British convicts in the and Centuries.

Old Ship, Kuwait, by Tareq Al-Obaid

As sailors go out, may they know the security of having the Lord in the boat with them. - Old Ship, Kuwait, by Tareq Al-Obaid

The Defence Hulk, 1862 - There was a shortage of prison accommodation in Victorian times. Long term prisoners were transferred to provincial prisons, or to the dreaded Hulks – decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich.

The Defence Hulk, 1862 - There was a shortage of prison accommodation in Victorian times. Long term prisoners were transferred to provincial prisons, or to the dreaded Hulks – decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich.

Interior Convict Ship 3

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

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

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

Floging- using a pros back

Floging- using a pros back


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