This was the reality for the thousands of convicts that would make their way to Australia. As slavery was outlawed, the U.K. needed a new source of free labor and found that using criminals was a great way to obtain free labor, lower the crime rate in the motherland,  and hopefully keep convicts out of trouble.

This was the reality for the thousands of convicts that would make their way to Australia. As slavery was outlawed, the U.K. needed a new source of free labor and found that using criminals was a great way to obtain free labor, lower the crime rate in the motherland, and hopefully keep convicts out of trouble.

The Separate Prison, Port Authur: a new method of punishment through isolation & contemplation.

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The Separate Prison, Port Authur: a new method of punishment through isolation & contemplation.

A convict ploughing team breaking up new ground at the farm - Port Arthur - Tasmania.

A convict ploughing team breaking up new ground at the farm - Port Arthur - Tasmania.

Convict powered Tramway, Tasmania, 1852.

Convict powered Tramway, Tasmania, 1852.


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A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

Port Arthur guards, 1866. From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania, and used on the Companion to Tasmanian History: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/P/Port%20Arthur.htm

Port Arthur guards, 1866. From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania, and used on the Companion to Tasmanian History: http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/P/Port%20Arthur.htm

A research project aims to find out whether transportation to Australia or jail was more effective at rehabilitating British convicts in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Australia or jail - which was worse?

A research project aims to find out whether transportation to Australia or jail was more effective at rehabilitating British convicts in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

In 1842, when he was 14 years old, Henry Catlin was sentenced to be transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) for 14 years. He had stolen 3/6d (17 ½ pence). Henry arrived with the other 185 surviving prisoners on 23rd September 1843. He stayed on in Australia after he had served his sentence, and died in Victoria in 1918.

In 1842, when he was 14 years old, Henry Catlin was sentenced to be transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) for 14 years. He had stolen 3/6d (17 ½ pence). Henry arrived with the other 185 surviving prisoners on 23rd September 1843. He stayed on in Australia after he had served his sentence, and died in Victoria in 1918.

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 uniform and two caps 1830–1849  The pieces are stamped with the infamous broad arrow that signified British Government property.

Convict uniform and two caps 1830–1849 The pieces are stamped with the infamous broad arrow that signified British Government property.

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