Gold diggers. Richard Penna at home in Woods Point, c. 1915. Victoria Australia

Gold diggers. Richard Penna at home in Woods Point, c. 1915. Victoria Australia

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.

In Cape Otway Forest ca. 1875-ca. 1938  Shows picnic in the bush, four men, one woman and a child sitting in group and another image of two women on dirt road winding through the bush.    From the Series: J.H. Harvey collection.; Melbourne and country Victoria.    Visit our catalogue to download a hi-res copy or find out more about this image:

In Cape Otway Forest ca. 1875-ca. 1938 Shows picnic in the bush, four men, one woman and a child sitting in group and another image of two women on dirt road winding through the bush. From the Series: J.H. Harvey collection.; Melbourne and country Victoria. Visit our catalogue to download a hi-res copy or find out more about this image:

Geologists W. Baragwanath, O.A.L. Whitelaw and E.J.Dunn on the track to Mount Selma, south east of Woods Point Victoria Australia , circa 1904

Geologists W. Baragwanath, O.A.L. Whitelaw and E.J.Dunn on the track to Mount Selma, south east of Woods Point Victoria Australia , circa 1904

otway national forest, VIC Australia - maits rest walk

otway national forest, VIC Australia - maits rest walk

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