Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/32153
Title: The State, Convicts and Longitudinal Analysis
Contributor(s): Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Early Online Version: 2016-08-31
DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2016.1203963
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/32153
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 430302 Australian history
430306 Digital history
430311 Historical studies of crime
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Abstract: In 2006 the Records of the Tasmanian Convict Department were inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. This extraordinarily intact collection of records document the lives of 73,000 male and female prisoners transported to Van Diemen's Land. This article examines ways in which this information can be used to explore the impact of forced labour migration on the lives of convicts. It focuses in particular on the assembly of cradle-to-grave datasets. Such longitudinal approaches to the past can be powerful, especially where they involve the analysis of multiple life course events for a large number of individuals. The first part of the article explores ways in which quantitative approaches can be used to reconstruct the circumstances that shaped the creation of record groups. The second part examines the way in which longitudinal analysis can be used to analyse the impact of state action on the lives of convicts.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DP140102231
ARC/LP140100783
ARC/LP140100623
Source of Publication: Australian Historical Studies, 47(3), p. 414-429
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1940-5049
1031-461X
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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