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Convicts Collection

Background imageConvicts Collection: Brixton Prison / Mayhew

Brixton Prison / Mayhew
Female convicts during the silent hour at Brixton Prison, London. All prisoners were required to sit quietly outside their cell

Background imageConvicts Collection: Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey

Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey
A view of the entrance to Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey. The buildings were originally opened in 1860 as an invalid prison for convicts not fit enough to be sent to Dartmoor

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convict Hulk Gallery

Convict Hulk Gallery
View of the convict hulk, " The Warrior", docked at Woolwich in London and capable of holding 600 men

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convict Ship

Convict Ship
The Convict Ship success in Melbourne, Australia

Background imageConvicts Collection: Portland Prison, Dorset - Stone-dressing Yard

Portland Prison, Dorset - Stone-dressing Yard
Convicts at work in the stone-dressing yard at Portland Prison, Dorset. Date: circa 1910

Background imageConvicts Collection: Bermuda Ireland Island

Bermuda Ireland Island
Ireland Island fortifications and dockyards in Bermuda, showing transported convicts arriving to serve their penance

Background imageConvicts Collection: Norfolk Island as a penal settlement, 1853

Norfolk Island as a penal settlement, 1853
Norfolk Island as a penal settlement: a drawing, made in 1853, showing the buildings as they appeared when the Pacific island was a penal colony. 1) Commissariat and magazine. 2) Military barracks

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convicts working in a quarry

Convicts working in a quarry

Background imageConvicts Collection: The Tank Stream

The Tank Stream
This watercolour painting shows the Tank Stream, the main water supply of the early settlement of Sydney, named after the holding tanks which were built by the convicts. Date: circa 1842

Background imageConvicts Collection: Broken Walls, Perth

Broken Walls, Perth
This etching shows the clock tower of Perth Town Hall, built between 1867-1870 by convicts and free men, designed by architects, Richard Roach Jewell and James Manning. Date: circa 1921

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convict ship Guardian Frigate wrecked on an island of ice

Convict ship Guardian Frigate wrecked on an island of ice
Convict ship the Guardian Frigate wrecked on an island of ice, 23 December 1789 Date: 1789

Background imageConvicts Collection: Military degradation in the Place Vendome

Military degradation in the Place Vendome.. Handcolored aquatint engraving after an illustration credited to Victor Auver from A Tour through Paris, William Sams, London, 1825

Background imageConvicts Collection: Bernard Barton Circa Quaker Poet Who Published

Bernard Barton Circa Quaker Poet Who Published
bernard, barton, circa, quaker, poet, who, published, volumes, stuff, seaweeds, convict, appeal, verses, death, shelley, convict's, 1820, history, historical, 10152092

Background imageConvicts Collection: Bernard Barton

Bernard Barton
BERNARD BARTON (1784 - 1849) The Quaker poet who published volumes of stuff such as Seaweeds, The Convict's Appeal and Verses on the Death of Shelley'. Date: circa 1830

Background imageConvicts Collection: Russian convict in Siberia. Official inspecting new convicts at the Perasilny

Russian convict in Siberia. Official inspecting new convicts at the Perasilny, Krasnoiarsk. Date: 1891

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convict Ship at Woolwich 1846

Convict Ship at Woolwich 1846
Convict Ship, docked at Woolwich in London and capable of holding 600 men. Date: 1846

Background imageConvicts Collection: Onboard the prison ship The Warrior

Onboard the prison ship The Warrior
Interior of the convict ship The Warrior in Woolwich, London. Date: 1846

Background imageConvicts Collection: Interior of St Marys Convict Prision 1861

Interior of St Marys Convict Prision 1861
Interior of St Marys Island Convict Prision in Chatham. Date: 1861

Background imageConvicts Collection: MINING EMERALDS 1820

MINING EMERALDS 1820
Emeralds being mined by convicts in Muzo, Colombia. Date: 1820

Background imageConvicts Collection: Fleet Prison - Cruikshank

Fleet Prison - Cruikshank
Fleet Prison was notable as a debtors prison after the 17th century until it was demolished in 1845-46, having been rebuilt 3 times in 1381, 1666 and 1780. Date: 1828

Background imageConvicts Collection: CONVICTS CLEAR RUBBLE

CONVICTS CLEAR RUBBLE
After a German raid on London, convicts are brought from the prisons to clear the rubble - at pistol point ! Date: October 1940

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convict chain, France

Convict chain, France
A chain of convicts welcome a new arrival at La Tournelle: Jean-Francois Gruet, a tax collector condemned to the galleys for life for appropriating public money. Date: December 1716

Background imageConvicts Collection: Polling Booth

Polling Booth. Woman in mortar board stands beside a convict in his prison uniform. Captioned, Companions in Disgrace with an accompanying rhyme which begins, Convicts and Women kindly note

Background imageConvicts Collection: Zanzibar, Tanzania - Convicts

Zanzibar, Tanzania - Convicts
Zanzibar, Tanzania - Shackled convicts Date: circa 1910s

Background imageConvicts Collection: Effects of Scurvy

Effects of Scurvy
Barrosa convict ship, illustrations of the effects of scurvy, by Dr Mahon, 1841-1842 p1 of 3 Date: 1841-1842

Background imageConvicts Collection: Australian Convicts

Australian Convicts
Tasmanian convicts sentenced to hard labour are made to carry a hundredweight of shingles - 50 kilos - for up to 50 kilometres, but this will be abolished by the 1850s

Background imageConvicts Collection: Tasmanian Probation Station

Tasmanian Probation Station
A convict probation station in Tasmania (known as Van Diemens Land until 1856). In the foreground a group of convicts going about their work are supervised by an armed guard. Date: 19th century

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convicts working in garden, Millbank Prison

Convicts working in garden, Millbank Prison
A warder supervises male convicts working in garden at Millbank Prison, London. They are pulling a large roller. A small dog is in attendance. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Interior of cell block at Portland Prison, Dorset

Interior of cell block at Portland Prison, Dorset
Interior of a new wing at Portland, Dorset showing cell doors, iron stairways and corridors. Wire netting was placed between balconies to prevent inmates falling to the ground

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convicts being searched, Portland Prison, Dorset

Convicts being searched, Portland Prison, Dorset
Portland Prison, Dorset, opened in 1848 as a public works prison for convicts who were employed in quarries in the area. This view shows prison officers searching convicts on their return from work

Background imageConvicts Collection: Quarries, Portland Prison, Dorset

Quarries, Portland Prison, Dorset
Portland Prison, Dorset, opened in 1848 as a public works prison for convicts who were employed in quarries in the area. This view shows small groups of men cutting stone by hand while prison

Background imageConvicts Collection: Life in a Womens Prison, 1903

Life in a Womens Prison, 1903
Female convicts at work in Aylesbury Gaol. Date: 1903

Background imageConvicts Collection: Quixote Defeated

Quixote Defeated
When he tries to rescue some convicts in chains, he is left in a sorry state Date: First published: 1605-15

Background imageConvicts Collection: Kimberley, South Africa - Convicts sorting for diamonds

Kimberley, South Africa - Convicts sorting for diamonds Date: circa 1903

Background imageConvicts Collection: British troops in India pretend to be rock-breaking convicts

British troops in India pretend to be rock-breaking convicts
British troops stationed in India having a bit of fun playing at being convicts! The caption " Ah (sic) we downhearted - roll on Oct"

Background imageConvicts Collection: Sakhalin Island, Russia - Convicts at working moving timber

Sakhalin Island, Russia - Convicts at working moving timber
Russian Convicts on Sakhalin Island work to move timber on a basic railroad. A katorga (penal colony) was established by Russia on Sakhalin in 1857. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convicts burial ground, Millbank Prison

Convicts burial ground, Millbank Prison
The convicts burial ground at Millbank prison, London. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Woolwich hulks - convicts burial ground

Woolwich hulks - convicts burial ground
The Woolwich hulks (prison ships) - the convicts burial ground. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Woolwich hulks - convicts chapel onboard Defence

Woolwich hulks - convicts chapel onboard Defence
The Woolwich hulks (prison ships) - the convicts chapel onboard Defence.. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Woolwich hulks - convicts scraping shot

Woolwich hulks - convicts scraping shot
The Woolwich hulks (prison ships) - convicts scraping shot. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Woolwich hulks - convicts ward set for dinner

Woolwich hulks - convicts ward set for dinner
The Woolwich hulks (prison ships) - a convicts ward set for dinner. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Woolwich hulks - convicts form mortar battery

Woolwich hulks - convicts form mortar battery
The Woolwich hulks (prison ships) - convicts forming a mortar battery. Date: 1862

Background imageConvicts Collection: Kitchen and inmates, Portland Prison, Dorset

Kitchen and inmates, Portland Prison, Dorset
A kitchen or cook-house at Portland Prison, Dorset. Inmates in arrow-patterned uniforms stand in front of a row of large steam-heated cooking coppers

Background imageConvicts Collection: Convicts delivering meals to prison cells

Convicts delivering meals to prison cells
Uniformed warders supervise convicts delivering food cans and bread to the cells at an unnamed London prison

Background imageConvicts Collection: Onboard the prison ship The Warrior

Onboard the prison ship The Warrior
Prisoners wash at low basins while observed by officers, onboard the convict hulk ship, The Warrior. The practice of confining offenders on board such ships was first adopted in England in 1776; it

Background imageConvicts Collection: Fitters Shop, Portland Prison, Dorset

Fitters Shop, Portland Prison, Dorset
The fitters workshop at Portland Prison, Dorset. The prison opened in 1848 as a public works prison for convicts who were employed in quarries in the area

Background imageConvicts Collection: Cell Interior, Portland Prison, Dorset

Cell Interior, Portland Prison, Dorset
The interior and meagre contents of a cell at Portland Prison, Dorset. The inmates bedding is rolled up on the left. The prison opened in 1848 as a public works prison for convicts who were employed

Background imageConvicts Collection: Prison Gates, Portland Prison, Dorset

Prison Gates, Portland Prison, Dorset
Uniformed officers stand at the entrance to Portland Prison, Dorset. The prison opened in 1848 as a public works prison for convicts who were employed in quarries in the area



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