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Henry Catlin, age 14 - Deported
1750

What was it like to be transported to Van Diemen's Land?

Transportation and Penal Servitude - the case of Henry Catlin: Task 3
What was it like to be transported to Van Diemen's Land?


Look at the section of the case that deals with Henry's transportation and arrival in Australia.

  • How long did the voyage take?
  • What evidence is there that it was a terrible experience?
    The best records of the experience on arrival in the penal colonies come from another colony: link to the Freemantle Prison site and explore the "buildings" section.
  • Who were the labourers who built the prison?
  • In which ways was it like the prisons in England?



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