Brickendon Farm, Tasmania, Australia part of the Australian Convicts Unesco designation - harks back to  a time in world history when convicts were used to provide labour to Australian settlers in exchange for food and clothing.

Brickendon Farm, Tasmania, Australia part of the Australian Convicts Unesco designation - harks back to a time in world history when convicts were used to provide labour to Australian settlers in exchange for food and clothing.

Port Arthur Historic Convict Settlement, Tasmania, Australia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!  "The Port Arthur penal settlement began life as a small timber station in 1830. Originally designed as a replacement for the recently closed timber camp at Birches Bay, Port Arthur quickly grew in importance within the penal system of the colonies."  Port Arthur http://www.portarthur.org.au/index.aspx?id=12731

Port Arthur Historic Convict Settlement, Tasmania, Australia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! "The Port Arthur penal settlement began life as a small timber station in 1830. Originally designed as a replacement for the recently closed timber camp at Birches Bay, Port Arthur quickly grew in importance within the penal system of the colonies." Port Arthur http://www.portarthur.org.au/index.aspx?id=12731

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

Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls : convict women in Van Diemen's Land 1803-1829.

Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls : convict women in Van Diemen's Land 1803-1829.

Convict Lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory by members of the Female Convicts Research Group (Tasmania)

Convict Lives: Women at Cascades Female Factory by members of the Female Convicts Research Group (Tasmania)

From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen

From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land is a rich and compelling account of the lives of the men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania for crimes ranging from stealing bread to poisoning family members. Their sentences, punishments, achievements and suffering makes for fascinating reading.

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land is a rich and compelling account of the lives of the men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania for crimes ranging from stealing bread to poisoning family members. Their sentences, punishments, achievements and suffering makes for fascinating reading.

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...

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