Survey the Colonial Horrors and Hidden Secrets of 18th Century Australia.
The early penal colonies survived on a razor's edge, kept alive on the most primitive and basic of supplies and military provisions. Successive Governors complained bitterly of the perils of leaving such a large assemblage of convicted criminals poorly defended, in a far-off land for which other European... [click here for more]
A Cornucopia of Cretinous and Corrupt Character Types for Convicts & Cthulhu.
The early days of European settlement in Australia are marked by scarcity and resource shortages. However, there is one thing that the colonies never seemed to have had a short supply of … and that’s colourful and roguish characters. Whether it was immoral ne’er... [click here for more]
"They're Coming To Get You, Convicts!". The Dead Walk Again.
The penal colonies of early Australia are places where death is a common occurrence. Whether due to disease, starvation, violent flogging, or execution -- people depart this life at an alarming rate. This creates practical problems: where to bury so many corpses, and how to maintain... [click here for more]