Sunday, June 2, 2013
Australia - Australian Convict Sites
Tasmanian convict sites among the 11 that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.
Sent by Heritage Tasmania, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Thank you very much.
The transportation of people for forced labour is a system shared by many human societies, at various periods of history and in many civilizations. Most often, it involved slavery or the deportation of people following war. However, in the modern and contemporary eras, convict colonies were used as a place for prisoners to serve their sentences in a distant land, where they were generally used for forced labour.