Former Penitentiary at Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia - looks like a castle's fortress

Former Penitentiary at Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia - looks like a castle's fortress

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia in 1848

Irish Convicts Transported to Australia from Dublin

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia in 1848

1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

Redlands Estate convict quarters. Convicts were assigned to Redlands to build the estate which still stands today. Its easy to get a sense of what life must have been like at Redlands. As you walk the grounds you discover hop and opium pickers huts.

Redlands Estate convict quarters. Convicts were assigned to Redlands to build the estate which still stands today. Its easy to get a sense of what life must have been like at Redlands. As you walk the grounds you discover hop and opium pickers huts.

Australian convict cap. Despite being impractical and unpopular, these leather caps remained part of the convict uniform at least into the 1850s.

Australian convict cap. Despite being impractical and unpopular, these leather caps remained part of the convict uniform at least into the 1850s.

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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