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Listed under:  Society  >  Citizenship  >  Law  >  Court procedures  >  Sentencing  >  Imprisonment  >  Convict labour  >  Chain gangs

Convict uniform, 1830-49

This is a black-and-yellow hand-stitched convict uniform from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), consisting of particoloured long trousers stamped with a 'broad arrow' design, and a short jacket with front buttoning, a high stand-up collar and long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. The torso, sleeves and collar of the jacket are ...


'Relics of convict discipline', c1911-15

This is a sepia-toned black-and-white photograph (3.7 cm x 8.8 cm) showing items used to discipline or control convicts at Port Arthur. The collection, most of which is hanging on a wood-panelled wall, includes leg-irons, a ball and chain, handcuffs, whips (one of them a cat-o'-nine-tails), rifles and a sword. Text at the ...