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…

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floating prisons with men and women who would be sent to Australia

Augustus Earle (1793-1838), A government jail gang, Sydney, N S Wales, 1830. In an age of Enlightenment, this proved to be Britain's most interesting innovative and successful social experiements. Yes, you can mix races and social classes and still build a brilliant society. But then, I'm Australian, so I'm biased.

Convicts and the British colonies in Australia. Augustus Earle A government jail gang, Sydney, NSW,

'Government Jail Gang, Sydney N S Wales', Augustus Earle, 1830. Courtesy National Gallery of Australia

Transportation was effectively exile: taken from Ireland and confined on an aging ship, convicts would be shipped out to Australia on varying terms, from 7 years to Life.

Sydney From Parramatta Road, c1819

Sydney From Parramatta Road,

Convict Barrack Sydney N.S. Wales [ca. 1820]

Prisoners were marched from the Marquis of Hastings directly to Hyde Park Barracks in Find out more about the voyage of the convict ship Marquis of Hastings at Free Settler or Felon

Sydney Nov 1842 - Roman Catholic Cathedral. St. Mary's

Sydney Nov 1842 - Roman Catholic Cathedral. St. Mary's

St Marys Gate - Sydney Domain

St Marys Gate - Sydney Domain

Church of St. Gregory, Morville, Shropshire

Church of St. Gregory, Morville, Shropshire

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), Saturday 23 September 1820, page 1

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - Saturday 23 September page 1


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