Stage 2

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Activity: draw a convict from an indent

Watch this short video and learn how to use an original Convict Indent listing to draw a real convict

Kneeling man farewelling seated woman.

Activity: make your own convict love token

Learn about convict love tokens and some of the convicts at the Hyde Parks Barracks

Child convicts of Australia - Chapter 1 Transportation and the First Fleet

Child convicts of Australia

For more than 50 years, convicts were transported from Britain to New South Wales. These included children as young as nine years of age

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Colonial Life at Elizabeth Farm

As they explore the Macarthur family home, which dates from 1793, students learn about the lives of the family and their convict servants and the impact of colonisation on the traditional owners of the Parramatta area

Children recreating a solitary confinement cell with foam bricks

Convict Life at the Barracks

What was it like to be a convict living at the Hyde Park Barracks?

Convict Sydney

Convict Women & the Female Factory

Only about 13 per cent of convicts were women

3D model of a metal object

Convict life

What can this object from the 1800s tell us about convict life at Hyde Park Barracks?

Convict Sydney

Convict punishment: the treadmill

As a punishment, convicts were made to step continuously on treadmills to power wheels that ground grain

Convict reenactors at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Virtual Excursion

Convict work at the Barracks

Learn about how convicts lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks in the early 19th century