Author(s): Graham Seal
Graham Seal brings to life the brutal Australian convict transportation system with stories of notorious criminals, colourful characters, and harsh punishments. There were also happy endings for the men and women for whom transportation was an opportunity to start afresh in a new land.
Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University, and a leading expert on Australian cultural history. He is the bestselling author of Great Australian Stories, Great Anzac Stories, Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories, The Savage Shore and Great Australian Journeys.
Prologue: Lashland Introduction 1. Unpromising Beginnings 2. Perilous Voyages 3. The Convict Underworld 4. The System 5. Pain and Suffering 6. Troublemakers 7. Places of Condemnation 8. Desperate Escapes 9. The Felonry 10. A Convict Stain AppendixGlossary Notes and Sources Further Reading Acknowledgements