Below you will find additional resources for conducting research into the issues relating to William Thompson.
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- William Thompson, convict edited by Julia Clark. Port Arthur: Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, 2009.
- Sarah Island penal settlements 1822-33 and 1846-7 by Ian Brand. Launceston: Regal Publications, 1990.
- National Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania
- Convict love tokens : the leaden hearts the convicts left behind edited by Michele Field and Timothy Millett. Kent Town, South Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1998.
- For information on thieves cant (secret language formerly used by thieves and convicts) click here. The following publication may also be of interest: Convict words : language in early colonial Australia by Amanda Laugesen. South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press, 2002.
- Image of Dogline at Eaglehawk Neck
- Examples of tattoos.pdf
- Pack of thieves? : 52 Port Arthur lives by Hamish Maxwell-Stewart and Susan Hood. Port Arthur, Tas. Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, 2001.
- The Port Arthur coal mines, 1833-1877 by Ian Brand. Launceston, Tas. Regal Publications, 1993.
- Convict made shoe.pdf
- Shoemaking at Port Arthur.pdf
- Corporal punishment.
- 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.