Below you will find additional resources for conducting research into the issues relating to 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.