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The Port Arthur convict photographs are a remarkable record of the men who were sent from Britain to serve time in Australia between the 1820s and the 1850s. 'Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photographs' takes some of these portraits and combines them with biographies of the men - and their female partners - based on transportation records, trial documents, official correspondence, prison files, local and overseas newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts. The result is a fascinating insight into an often misunderstood part of Australia's story, in which these reluctant pioneers become individuals born with strengths and weaknesses; who had hopes and dreams; celebrated victories and mourned tragedies; and made good decisions and bad. In short, they turn out to be men and women very much like ourselves.
"'Exiled' is a useful addition both to student and teacher resources. Not only does it provide an interesting anthology of biographies of convicts and other resources, but through reading the accounts, students are given valuable insights into historical methodology, as Barnard comments on the documentary resources he has used in his careful research to reconstruct the biographies of each convict... 'Exiled' is also attractively illustrated, not only with all of the known surviving photographs in the appendix, but with pictures relating to most facets of convict life."