Floating Prisons

Floating Prisons

Irish Convict Hulks and Voyages to New South Wales 1823 - 1837

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Most people think of Australia's convict past as decidedly English. Anne McMahon tells the story of the Irish prisoners roped into the British transportation scheme. Poverty, civil unrest and overcrowded prisons in Ireland from 1823 to 1837 led to thousands of men being sentenced to transportation to Australia. They were confined mainly to hulks moored in Cork Harbour and at Kinstown near Dublin. Violence, illness and meagre rations were the norm. Anne McMahon's vivid descriptions of what it was really like to endure transportation-squalid living conditions and long sea voyages-reveals the Irish convict experience.
Publisher: Ultimo, New South Wales, Halstead Press,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9781925043341
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Richardson, Matthew

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LSS YPRL Family History Jan 24, 2018

Anne McMahon presents a very detailed account of the management of convicts in Ireland from 1823 to 1837. Prison hulks were introduced to combat prison over-population


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Anne McMahon presents a very detailed account of the management of convicts in Ireland from 1823 to 1837. Prison hulks were introduced to combat prison over-population

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The transportation of thousands of men from Irish hulks to New South Wales is so crucial to the history of Ireland, Australia and the British Empire that you wonder why we've waited so long for the whole story of it.

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