William Pearson

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  • Transcribing Tasmanian convict records by Susan Hood. Port Arthur, Tas. Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, 2003. 
  • Caught in the act : unusual offences of Port Arthur convicts compiled by Phillip Hilton and Susan Hood. Port Arthur, Tas. Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, c1999.
  • Escape from Port Arthur a novel by Allen Harvey. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1981.
  • Escape from Port Arthur  by Ian Brand. Launceston, Tasmania: Regal Publications, [1991?].
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
  • London labour and the London poor by Henry Mayhew.  A four-volume publication describing in great detail, life in London in the 19th century. NOTE: If you have trouble obtaining copies of these volumes, it has been digitised.  Click here for a digital version of Volume 1, as well as other publications on life in London in the 19th century.
  • Click here for Australian crime related information.
  • There are many resources covering the subject of capital punishment.  We provide examples here that give an insight into some of the issues.
    • and films like Dead Man Walking, The Green Mile, and Bird Man of Alcatraz.