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The Sherburds
Added: Nov 25, 2021
 
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A history of the Sherburds - a family of Van Diemen's Land pioneers, whalers and master mariners descended from convicts and Norfolk Island settlers.

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Recovering Convict Lives - Port Arthur
Added: Nov 25, 2021
 
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An historical archaeology of the Port Arthur Penitentiary in Tasmania.

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No Ordinary Convict - A Welshman Called Rebecca
Added: Aug 4, 2021
 
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The Rebecca Riots took place in Wales between 1839 and 1844 to protest primarily about excessive tolls imposed on travel across the Welsh countryside.

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Closing Hell's Gates - the death of a convict station
 
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Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death sentence) rather than endure the hardships and privations of the penal settlement on Sarah Island.

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Convict Lives at the Cascades Female Factory Volume 2
 
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The stories of 29 female convicts who spent time at Hobart's Cascades Female Factory.

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Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory
 
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The stories of women who were sent to the first 'female factory" in the north of Tasmania.

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Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory
 
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The story of the female convicts who lived and worked at the Launceston Female Factory.

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Convict Lives at the New Norfolk Asylum
 
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The lives of twenty two women convict inmates at New Norfolk's Asylum are examined in this continuing series of Convict Lives.

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Convict Lives at the Ross Female Factory
 
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The stories of women convicts who served at the Ross Female Factory.

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Convict Places - A Guide to Tasmanian Sites
 
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A guide to some of Tasmania's key convict sites, revealing their historic past as well as the remains that are still to be found today.

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Convict Tattoos - examining and illustrating the tattoos of convict men and women
 
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At least 37% of male convicts and 15% of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of the 19th century.

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Convict-era Port Arthur
 
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Convict-era Port Arthur - misery of the deepest dye.

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Convicts in the Colonies - Transportation Tales from Britain to Australia
 
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In the 80 years between 1787 and 1868 more than 160,000 men, women and children convicted of everything from picking pockets to murder were sentenced to be transported 'beyond the seas'.

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