Cosmic Horror. Fuelled by Human Cruelty and Depravity.
The prison colonies of 18th and 19th Century Australia are justly feared throughout the British Empire as places of unparalleled suffering and torment. The refuse of the Empire are sent here to serve out prison terms in a land half a world away from “civilisation”. A world that, to European eyes, seems thoroughly alien.
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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]