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Just a few notes about blog and web sites that contain information related to the course.

Can I start with a good blog that details some of Tasmania's criminal and prison records. Good article on UK criminal photographs and related items to transportation.

'...the picture comes from an album showing prisoners in Oxford Gaol. The inclusion of photos in prison records at this early date is very rare.The child is Julia Ann Crumpling, aged seven. She was sentenced to seven days' hard labour on 28th June 1870 for stealing a baby carriage.This type of punishment for a child convict was not all that unusual. Even though many people thought that sending a child to gaol did more harm than good, there were still over 1500 children in adult prisons in 1871. This was to change later in the century. After 1899, children had to be sent to separate places of correction, such as Reformatory Schools.''

A good site on Victorian crime can be found at:
Excellent detail here on Garrotting panics, penal reform, ticket of leave and a variety of other related items

MR. TREMBLE BORROWS A HINT FROM HIS WIFE'S CRINOLINE, AND INVENTS WHAT HE CALLS HIS "PATENT ANTI-GAROTTE OVERCOAT," WHICH PLACES HIM COMPLETELY OUT OF HARM'S REACH IN HIS WALKS HOME FROM THE CITY
Punch, December 27, 1856

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