Convict Kids


Season 1, Episode 3 (Escape And Punishment)

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Convict kids in Australia suffered a variety of punishments for even the most minor offences. These punishments ranged from flogging to solitary confinement or work gangs.

Season 1, Episode 2 (Daily Life And Work)

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Convicts sent out to the penal colonies in Australia were expected to work as a part of their punishment, and convict kids were no exceptions. They also lived under the same harsh conditions as the adults.

Season 1, Episode 1 (Transportation)

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In 18th and early 19th century Britain, transportation as a form of punishment was used to combat the over-crowded prisons. Children as young as seven could be tried as adults and sent to Australia as convicts.