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Title: Landscapes of Production and Punishment: Convict labour in the Australian context
Contributor(s): Tuffin, Richard  (author)orcid ; Gibbs, Martin  (author)orcid ; Roberts, David  (author)orcid ; Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish  (author)orcid ; Roe, David (author); Steele, Jody  (author); Hood, Susan (author); Godfrey, Barry (author)
Publication Date: 2018-02-07
DOI: 10.1177/1469605317748387
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Abstract: This paper presents an interdisciplinary project that uses archaeological and historical sources to explore the formation of a penal landscape in the Australian colonial context. The project focuses on the convict-period legacy of the Tasman Peninsula (Tasmania, Australia), in particular the former penal station of Port Arthur (1830–1877). The research utilises three exceptional data series to examine the impact of convict labour on landscape and the convict body: the archaeological record of the Tasman Peninsula, the life course data of the convicts and the administrative record generated by decades of convict labour management. Through these, the research seeks to demonstrate how changing ideologies affected the processes and outcomes of convict labour and its products, as well as how the landscapes we see today were formed and developed in response to a complex interplay of multi-scalar penological and economic influences.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DP170103642
Source of Publication: Journal of Social Archaeology, 18(1), p. 50-76
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1741-2951
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
430302 Australian history
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
130703 Understanding Australia’s past
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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