Helpful resources
  • Click here for a comprehensive list of resources with an emphasis on convicts and convict history designed for teachers and students.
  • Finding information on the Internet can at times be difficult.  Ciick here for a guide to assist teachers and students who may want to search for historic images of Port Arthur, information on how to do research on family history, and general information on the convict system including transportation and indexes of convict names.
  • 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.
  • Bound for Botany Bay : impressions of transportation and convict life by J.D. Shearer ; with an introduction by Olaf Ruhen.  Dee Why West, N.S.W. Summit, 1976.
  • Convict life in Australia : an illustrated history.  Sydney: Summit Books, 1977.