This lecture offers an overview of the convict transportation to Australia that existed between 1787 and 1868.
It offers a path through this huge topic by briefly summarising the background before moving on to explore the impact that transportation had on the families of convicts, how convicts coped with the voyage from Britain to Australia, the arrival of convicts in Australia and the ending of the system.
This is a part of the Crime and Retribution Mondays at One lecture series, which also includes the following lectures:
Crime and compensation in Medieval England, by Professor Anthony Musson
Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell, by Dr Stephen Halliday
Deportation, by Dr Matthew Gibney