Australia Locked Up

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.


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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

General Fields

  • : 9781741146097
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : January 2006
  • : 273mm X 221mm X 10mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Nicholson
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 364.6
  • : 40