A Review of Australian Penal Colonies by psitutor


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Penal Station Objectives

              The system of transportation of convicts to Australia is renowned in history for it

brutal treatment of the convicts1, although recent research making comparisons of records

available have come to question this2. A cluster of penal colonies were created along the coast

of New South Wales and Van Diemans’s Land, and it is these colonies as a whole which will

be the focus of this paper, with regard to the objectives of establishing a penal station, and

whether these objectives were met.

        The different penal stations that were established were intended to be places of secondary

punishment to service convicts who received sentences for offences c
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