Australian Colonies; Convict Discipline and Transportation

Australian Colonies; Convict Discipline and Transportation : Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation: (In Continuation of Papers Presented 2 June 1856)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...have been returned to the Convict Establishment. Return N o. 5 shows the average rate of wages obtained in each district. Twelve ticket-of-leave holders have received your Excellency's permission to marry, as appears by return No. 6. Twelve deaths are recorded in return No.7; two of these were accounted for in previous returns as missing, but there is no doubt they were drowned. Return No. 8 shows eight applications from ticket-of-leave holders for the passage of their wives and families to this colony. The report and enclosures received from the Superintendent of the Convict Establishment give the proceedings of that establishment. The difiiculty of obtaining efiicient subordinate ofiicers is great; but it is not to be wondered at, considering the success which those who have left for the other colonies in search of employment have met with. I cannot, however, recommend that more oflicers be sent from England; those who have been sent, for the most part have come out with such exaggerated ideas of the_ promotion they are to expect, that they are anxious to leave, and by their expressed discontent create similar feelings in the other oificers, who might be disposed to be satisfied with their positions. The finding employment for the men in separate confinement is, as stated by the Superintendent, a diflicult matter. The production of arrowroot from the Zamia was undertaken on the suggestion of the Surgeon, but not bringing in a return to pay the expense of its production it has been discontinued. I think the suggestion of the Superintendent as regards the cloth for the convicts' clothing being supplied from home in the piece is worthy of attention, with a view to provide employment for the men., I quite agree with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697803X
  • 9781236978035