Convict-Era Port Arthur - Misery of the Deepest Dye

Author(s): David W. Cameron

australian stories people & history

Detailing the development of the prison and its outlying stations, including its dreaded coal mines and providing an account of the changing views to convict rehabilitation, Convict-era Port Arthurfocuses in on a number of individuals, telling the story through their eyes. Charles O'Hara Booth, a significant commandant of Port Arthur; Mark Jeffrey, a convict who became the grave digger on the Island of the Dead; and William Thompson, who arrived just as the new probation system started and who was forced to work in the treacherous coal mines.

Convict-era Port Arthurwill for the first time provide a comprehensive history of Port Arthur, its horrors and its changing role over a fifty-year period. In gripping detail, using the experiences and words of the convicts, soldiers and administrators who spent time there, David W. Cameron brings to life these deeply miserable days.

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General Fields

  • : 9780143795100
  • : penguin random house
  • : Viking
  • : July 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David W. Cameron
  • : Paperback
  • : 448