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What did female convicts do in Australia?

What did female convicts do in Australia?

Convict women were employed in domestic service, washing and on government farms, and were expected to find their own food and lodging. Punishment for those who transgressed was humiliating and public. Exile itself was considered a catalyst for reform.

Did any Australian convicts return to England?

Very few transported convicts ever returned to Britain, from either Australia or America. One of the conditions of a “ticket of leave” was that the freed Australian convict had to stay in the colony. The terms of transportation were usually seven or fourteen years, or life.