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History: Female Convicts

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Secondary sources of the Female Convict Experience

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Ergo is a website created by the State Library of Victoria, to help secondary school students find and understand historical sources.

Primary sources of the female convict experience

Video: Women & children on convict voyages

Convict historians talk about the experience of women and children convicts in Australia. This film provides background information about the Australian National Maritime Museum’s online educational game, The Voyage, based on real convict voyages. Players must make decisions, solve problems and deal with conflicts on a perilous journey across the globe. Sign on for your voyage here!