Report from the Select Committee on Secondary Punishments…
Report from the Select Committee on Secondary Punishments together with the Minutes of Evidence, an Appendix of Papers and an Index.

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1831.

Foolscap folio, 178pp. (last blank), half navy morocco, gilt spine, original blue wrappers bound in at rear.

Evidence from prominent colonials including James Busby

An important report on "secondary punishments", the additional punishments meted out to repeat offenders already within the prison system (most famously within the Australian context Norfolk Island and Port Arthur). As a matter of course the reports include significant notice of transportation, inland settlement, the granting of land, and also relations with Aborigines.

An important report on "secondary punishments", the additional punishments meted out to repeat offenders already within the prison system (most famously within the Australian context Norfolk Island and Port Arthur). As a matter of course the reports include significant notice of transportation, inland settlement, the granting of land, and also relations with Aborigines.

The 1831 report includes printed interviews with any number of prominent settlers, notably the Sydney merchants James and William Walker, the vigneron and author James Busby, the Bigge-inspired coloniser Thomas Potter Macqueen, the South Australian promoter Edward Gibbon Wakefield, and Edward Macarthur (the son of John who spent a great deal of time England). The report concludes with a fascinating overview of conditions experienced by the convicts in the 1820s, with some interesting discussions of the subject.

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