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NCJ Number: 147889 Find in a Library
Title: SHIP OF CLEVER LADS: ORIGINS, OCCUPATIONS AND PHYSIQUE OF MALE BRITISH CONVICTS TRANSPORTED TO AUSTRALIA, 1842-3
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:1/2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1993)  Pages:149-172
Author(s): T E Jordan
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 24
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study describes adult male convicts transported from Great Britain to Australia in two ships in 1842 and 1843. The study reports the men's social origins, occupations, and heights as compared with other groups of men in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Abstract: The author describes birth place, social origin, occupation, and height of 95 convicts who reached Hobart Town, Tasmania, in 1842 and 1843. These convicts were young, for the most part, and were a combination of skilled literates and an approximately equal number who described themselves as laborers, who probably were far less literate. In stature, they resembled men from similar backgrounds, and they merged into the convict and free population of a burgeoning pastoral society. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Courts; Criminology; Juveniles; Statistics
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