Convict Female factories

Over the Christmas holidays I have been engrossed in a novel called the “Potato Factory” by Bryce Courtney. The amount of detail and history has been fascinating. It covers the conditions in London, convict transportation to Australia and life for convicts in Tasmania in the early 19th century. An interesting … Continue reading

Ten interesting Australian history facts

Ned Kelly

After Ned Kelly was hung,  his head was cut off and people took parts as souvenirs. What was left of Ned was buried in a mass grave in the prisoners yard. In 2011 some scientists examined 34  skeletons and they identified Ned Kelly’s headless skeleton.   The oldest convict transported … Continue reading