At the young age of Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 -
Convicts" Letter writing at Cockatoo Island N. "Canary Birds" by Philip Doyne Vigors 1849
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.
Convict leg irons, said to have come from Tasmania.
Did the the world's first Flash Mob take place in 1838 at the Cascades Female Factory ( a prison and workhouse for female convicts) in Hobart, Australia?
Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove
Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove Diversity of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders connected to place and country. Stories from the First Fleet