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A convict story with 'O' in convict as broad arrow

Convict identities

Take on the identity of a convict and learn about the convict system.

line of convicts dressed in ragged clothes outside Hyde Park Barracks wall with redcoat guard

A government jail gang, Augustus Earle, 1830. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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Choose your convict identity and do a role play

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What did convicts look like and how did they dress?

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What kind of work did convicts do?

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How could convicts be identified?

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