Australian convict token engraved on both sides of an1806 British penny, 1844

Australian convict token engraved on both sides of an 1806 British penny, one side is engraved with an emu and kangaroo, Antipodean symbols, plus a ship, representing the journey from Britain to Australia.

'North and South Heads at Port Jackson', c.1818, by Australian convict artist Joseph Lycett.

'North and South Heads at Port Jackson', by Australian convict artist Joseph Lycett.

History of Australian convict tattoos

Penelope Cruz has 883 stamped on her right ankle, Beyonce a praying angel etched on her upper left thigh and Angelina Jolie a Bengal tiger drawn on her lower back.

first fleet/covicts

Charles Rodius Convicts building a road over the Blue Mountains, NSW, - Convicts in Australia

A striped convict shirt from the Hyde Park Barracks, somewhere between 1840 and 1848. It's the only known intact example of a garment that was issued to thousands and arguably one of the most important artifacts in historical archaeology in Australia.

A striped convict shirt from the Hyde Park Barracks, somewhere between 1840 and It's the only known intact example of a garment that was issued to thousands and arguably one of the most important artifacts in historical archaeology in Australia.


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