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Year 4 - First Fleet and convicts: Convict life

Made to support the year 4 First Contact integrated unit, by Mrs. Butler, the junior school teacher/librarian @ Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill campus

A Day in the Life of a Convict

Convict children - what was their life like?

Have a look at 1788, 1798 and 1808 to see what life was like for child soldier Dan, child convict Sam and the daughter of a convict Sarah.

Mary Reibey - a convict woman

FLASH - convict words

Library books to read

Convict life in 1788

Convict life

What did convicts wear?

Also there is this video about the only convict shirt that we still have.....

http://www.nationaltreasures.com.au/treasures/conshirt/

What does a convict do if he hasn't any socks?

What work did convicts do?