Hard Labour

convict's in Tasmania ploughing the ground
A postcard from1926.
A convict ploughing team breaking up new ground at the farm - Port Arthur - Tasmania.
From 1833 to 1853, Port Arthur was the destination for the hardest of convicted British criminals as it had the strictest security measures of the disciplinary system. These criminals included those who re-offended after their arrival in Australia and those ungovernable convicts from other sites.

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