List of abbreviations & citation conventions for convict records

1            Pluto’s land            
2            Voyage through the gates of hell           
3            The ‘crimes’ of the damned           
4            The law of the sea (as applied on land)           
5            The law of the lash            
6             Fifteen acres            
7            The mills of empire           
8             Mr Douglas’s list           
9            ‘Come, O my guilty brethren, come’           
10           And in duty bound will ever pray           
11           Under the rose


New Penitentiary window designed to let the westerly gales flush out foul smells. A reminder that the penal station operated in an era when “miasma theory” dominated medical thinking. See chapter 6 Fifteen acres. Drawing by Prue Theobalds, December 2006.

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