Convict Fremantle: A Place of Promise and Punishment Michal Bosworth

ISBN: 9781920694333

Published: November 1st 2004

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108 pages


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Convict Fremantle: A Place of Promise and Punishment  by  Michal Bosworth

Convict Fremantle: A Place of Promise and Punishment by Michal Bosworth
November 1st 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 108 pages | ISBN: 9781920694333 | 9.23 Mb

Long recognized for its fine heritage buildings, the cosmopolitan port city of Fremantle has special significance in Western Australian history. As first landfall to emigrating Swan River colonists, it heralded hopes for a new life after arduous months at sea. But for thousands of prisoners incarcerated in its Convict Establishment after 1850, the future was far grimmer.

Convict Fremantle: A Place of Promise and Punishment guides the reader on a fascinating journey through nineteenth century Fremantle s developing face, viewed from the pivotal perspective of its dour, sprawling Victorian gaol. There are personal insights into the lives of both officials and the inmates some of whose cramped cells, barely more than 5 cubic meters, confined them for 21 hours a day and tales of desperate attempts to escape.

The prison s architecture, its chapels offering quiet solace for the despondent the outbuildings, official residences and other significant colonial sites are brought to life in a wealth of detail.



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