The Digital Panopticon - free website on criminal convictions . UK based with Uni of Tasmania support. Explores fate of many sentenced to be transported to Australia.

The Digital Panopticon - free website on criminal convictions . UK based with Uni of Tasmania support. Explores fate of many sentenced to be transported to Australia.

All about convicts who were at Tocal Homesead

All about convicts who were at Tocal Homesead

Charlotte medal 1788 attributed to Thomas Barrett.

The Charlotte Medal.the Charlotte was one of the six convict ships in the First Fleet. The ship's surgeon, John White, had convict Thomas Barrett (forger), engrave this silver medal as a memento.

Thomas Watling, Letters from an exile at Botany-Bay to his aunt in Dumfries : giving a particular account of the settlement of New South Wales, with the customs and manners of the inhabitants. 1794. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b2492659

Thomas Watling, Letters from an exile at Botany-Bay to his aunt in Dumfries : giving a particular account of the settlement of New South Wales, with the customs and manners of the inhabitants. 1794. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b2492659

The ‘Potato Orphans’ of Australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the Great Famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the Australian convicts.

Untold story of Irish teen shipped to Australia to marry a convict

The ‘potato orphans’ of australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the great famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the australian convicts.

'Convict Life at Millbank Penitentiary' (image: Penny Illustrated News)

Long Lost Dread: The Millbank Penitentiary

Search the Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land Database

This website is dedicated to all female convicts who lived in Tasmania (formerly Van Diemen's Land).

Early Australian History, by Charles White

Early Australian History - Convict Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, by Charles White

Prison Hulks and how they were used for convicts

Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to…

The story of three convicts, Mathew James Everingham, Elizabeth Rimes and Patrick McGahety who came to Australia in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fleets.

The story of three convicts, Mathew James Everingham, Elizabeth Rimes and Patrick McGahety who came to Australia in the and fleets.

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