Below you will find additional resources for conducting research into the issues relating to William Forster.
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- The convict probation system, Van Diemen's Land, 1839-1854 : a study of the probation system of convict discipline, together with C.J. La Trobe's 1847 report on its operation and the 1845 report of James Boyd on the probation station at Darlington, Maria Island. Commentary and notes by Ian Brand, edited by M.N. Sprod. Sandy Bay, Tas. Blubber Head Press, 1990.
- Background information on a Victorian Prison.
- Victorian prison lives : English prison biography, 1830-1914 by Philip Priestley. London ; New York: Methuen, 1985.
- The Oxford history of the prison : the practice of punishment in western society edited by Norval Morris and David J. Rothman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Click here for Australian crime related information.
- For a publisher of concise paperbacks on a range of subjects including rural history and farm life, old trades and occupations click here.
- Tools used by various trades
- A dictionary of old trades, titles and occupations by Colin Waters. Newbury, Berkshire: Countryside Books, 2002.