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Recovering Convict Lives - Port Arthur
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An historical archaeology of the Port Arthur Penitentiary in Tasmania.

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From the Edges of Empire - Convict Women from Beyond the British Isles
 
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Remarkable stories of convict women transported to Australia who were born or tried outside the British Isles.

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Gaolbird - the true story of William Swallow Convict & Pirate
 
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This children's picture story book tells the outrageous and unbelievable true story of a convict pirate named Swallow from Simon Barnard, the 2015 CBCA winner of A-Z Convicts in Van Diemen's Land.

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Hell's Gates
 
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A modern take on the the life and legend of notorious Tasmanian convict, Alexander Pearce.

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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang
 
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In the early 1800s magistrates in the Australian colonies were often frustrated by the language used by reoffending convicts to disguise their criminal activities and intensions. Convict clerk James Hardy Vaux came up with a useful idea- a dictionary of slang and other terms used by convicts.

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Judicial Murder - The Crown vs David Young
 
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David Young, an ex-convict and a Vandemonian, was looking for work near Daylesford in the Victorian Goldfields in 1864. It was there that Margaret Graham, a 17-year old bride, was brutally murdered in her bed. And it was there that the hunt was on to track down her murderer.

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Mortmain - Facsimile collection of documents from Van Diemen's Land convict colony
 
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Mortmain - A collection of choice petitions, memorials and letters of protest and request from the convict colony of Van Diemen's Land; written by divers persons, both eminent and lowly, and collected and transcribed from the originals by Eustace FitzSymonds, with numerous pages of the manuscripts shewn in facsimile.

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No Ordinary Convict - A Welshman Called Rebecca
 
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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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On His Majesty's Service - George Augustus Robinson's First Forty Years in England and Van Diemen's Land
 
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This partial biography of Robinson's first forty years presents a new Robinson - not the 'Black Robinson' of Rae-Ellis, James Bonwick, John West and James Erskine Calder, nor the 'White Robinson' of Mark Twain - but a 'Grey Robinson', a grey robin with a red breast.

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Patchwork Prisoners - the Rajah Quilt and the women who made it
 
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Patchwork Prisoners is a study of the 180 female convicts who were transported on the convict ship Rajah from England to Hobart, Van Diemen's Land in 1841, and the Rajah Quilt they made during their voyage.

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Point Puer... the boys' prison of Port Arthur
 
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A history of Point Puer at Port Arthur convict settlement, Van Diemen's Land - the first exclusive boys prison in the British Empire.

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