Author(s): John Nicholson
Our prisons, detention centres and camps have housed convicts, POW's, Aborigines, women, children, refugees and asylum seekers. This is a clear and honest account of punishment and imprisonment in Australia, from the open jail of early Sydney to today's detention centres. For ages 10-14.
Introduction1 To the end of the EarthTransportation: the Bold ExperimentCarving Out New Settlements: Van Diemen's Land and the Swan River2 PunishmentThe Assignment systemTickets-of-leaveThe Probation systemKing Lash Is Master Here': Secondary Penal SettlementsChoose Your PunishmentChanges3 Palaces of PunishmentRules and Cameras: a Modern Prison4 Special Prisons for Special GroupsPolitical PrisonersWomen in PrisonChildren in Prison Locking Up Indigenous People 5 InternmentQuarantinePrisoners of WarEnemy Aliens' in WartimeLocking Up ImmigrantsConfusions and ConclusionsGlossaryReading ListIndex