Tag Archives: Transportation

Thomas Bigge’s view of education in Van Diemen’s Land

Thomas Bigge’s view of education in Van Diemen’s LandDraft In 1785 Britain had to face the dilemma of what to do with the convicts it had been sending to the American colonies from 1718 to 1785. It is estimated that … Continue reading

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Imperial legislation and the 1787 and 1814 Charters of Justice

An Act Constituting a Court of Criminal Judicature in New South Wales, 1787 begins by reciting the provisions of An Act for the effectual transportation of felons and other offenders; and to authorise the removal of prisoners in certain cases, … Continue reading

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