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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Crime & Punishment – circa 1620. A History Of Australia. A LINK.

http://scribblemesomething.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/byte-22-ominous-signs-%e2%80%93-crime-punishment/

2 comments:

Steve Florman said...

The sign in the photo would date between 1820 and 1830, though, correct? Isn't that what the "George 4" means, that the pertinent law is from the reign of that king?

When did England stop transporting?

Le Loup said...

I can't comment on the sign Steve, but it sounds right.
" the last shipment of convicts disembarked in Western Australia in 1868"
http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/convicts-and-the-british-colonies

"Transportation to New South Wales ended in 1840"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convicts_in_Australia

" in 1853 the order to abolish transportation to Van Diemen's Land was formally announced".
http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/convicts-and-the-british-colonies