Penal System in Australia

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In History
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    Penal System in Australia

  • NSW chosen for first fleet transportation

    NSW chosen for first fleet transportation
  • King George III sent a fleet to colonize Australia.

    King George III sent a fleet to colonize Australia.
  • Captain James Cook arrived in Australia with the first fleet.

    Captain James Cook arrived in Australia with the first fleet.
    This group included 750 convicts.
  • Norfolk Island Prison open

    Norfolk Island Prison open
  • Pinchgut Island Prison Opened

    Pinchgut Island Prison Opened
  • Hobart was established

  • First six females transported to Australia

  • Investigation into treatment of prisoners in NSW

  • Sarah Island Prison Opened

    Sarah Island Prison Opened
  • Maria Island penal settlement opened

    Maria Island penal settlement opened
  • Charles Hogan sent to Tasmania

  • Hobart Female Factory opened

  • Port Arthur Prison Opened

    Port Arthur Prison Opened
  • Sarah Island Prison closed

  • Port Arthur, Point Puer Boys Prison Opened

    Port Arthur, Point Puer Boys Prison Opened
  • Abolition of transport to NSW

  • Alexander Moconochie was elected to become superintendent of Norfolk Island

    Alexander Moconochie was elected to become superintendent of Norfolk Island
  • Ross Female Factory Opened

  • Flogging rare in Australian colonies

  • Ross Female Factory Closed

  • Norfolk Prison closed

    Norfolk Prison closed
  • Hobart Female Factory Closed

  • Abolished transport of women

  • Fremantle Prison opened

    Fremantle Prison opened
  • Executions take place inside prisons

    Executions take place inside prisons
  • Charles Hogan died at Port Arthur

  • Port Arthur Prison closed down

    Port Arthur Prison closed down
  • Aboriginals in WA last Australians flogged

  • Last hanging in England

  • Last hanging in Australia (Melbourne)