Port Arthur and Its Convicts

The grim convict days of Port Arthur, Tasmania, now the well-preserved Port Arthur Historic Site.
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Port Arthur guards, 1866. From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania, and used on the Companion to Tasmanian History: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/P/Port%20Arthur.htm

Port Arthur guards, 1866. From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania, and used on the Companion to Tasmanian History: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/P/Port%20Arthur.htm

Two pairs of manacles, possibly from Port Arthur. From the collections of the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=449230

Two pairs of manacles, possibly from Port Arthur. From the collections of the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=449230

Lithographed poster advertising the sale of escaped convict Martin Cash's autobiography, The Adventures of Martin Cash, edited and also probably written by James Lester Burke. The poster was printed by J. Walch & Sons: Walch Bros. & Birchall. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=448998

Lithographed poster advertising the sale of escaped convict Martin Cash's autobiography, The Adventures of Martin Cash, edited and also probably written by James Lester Burke. The poster was printed by J. Walch & Sons: Walch Bros. & Birchall. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=448998

Visit the official website of Port Arthur Historic Sites: http://www.portarthur.org.au/

Visit the official website of Port Arthur Historic Sites: http://www.portarthur.org.au/

Reward! : Fifty sovereigns, and a conditional pardon. Whereas the three convicts (runaways from Port Arthur) Martin Cash, George Jones, and Lawrence Kavenagh ... 19th January, 1843. From the collections of the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b1709253

Reward! : Fifty sovereigns, and a conditional pardon. Whereas the three convicts (runaways from Port Arthur) Martin Cash, George Jones, and Lawrence Kavenagh ... 19th January, 1843. From the collections of the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b1709253

A collection of 82 photographs of Port Arthur convicts, taken in 1874. From the collections of the National Library of Australia: http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.pic-an11590418&fullrecord=yes

A collection of 82 photographs of Port Arthur convicts, taken in 1874. From the collections of the National Library of Australia: http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.pic-an11590418&fullrecord=yes

Port Arthur, Tasmania, 1843. Unknown artist. Lithographic print, hand coloured with wash. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=826089

Port Arthur, Tasmania, 1843. Unknown artist. Lithographic print, hand coloured with wash. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=826089

Port Arthur, 1833. Painting by unknown artist. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=455940

Port Arthur, 1833. Painting by unknown artist. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=455940

Henry Laing, 'Plan/Drawing No.139 - New Church - front elevation - now building at Port Arthur', circa 1836. Archives Office of Tasmania: http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?q=church&series=Tasman's+Peninsula+-+Architectural+Drawings+of+Buildings+at+Penal+Settlements+on+Tasman's+Peninsula.+1836+(CON87)&i=2&id=CON87-1-43

Henry Laing, 'Plan/Drawing No.139 - New Church - front elevation - now building at Port Arthur', circa 1836. Archives Office of Tasmania: http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?q=church&series=Tasman's+Peninsula+-+Architectural+Drawings+of+Buildings+at+Penal+Settlements+on+Tasman's+Peninsula.+1836+(CON87)&i=2&id=CON87-1-43

Postcard entitled 'Original Convict Church Port Arthur', printed between 1914 and 1941. From the Dreier Postcard Collection at the State Library of Victoria: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab47817

Postcard entitled 'Original Convict Church Port Arthur', printed between 1914 and 1941. From the Dreier Postcard Collection at the State Library of Victoria: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/slv-pic-aab47817

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