Watch this short video and learn how to use an original Convict Indent listing to draw a real convict
Learn about convict love tokens and some of the convicts at the Hyde Parks Barracks
For more than 50 years, convicts were transported from Britain to New South Wales. These included children as young as nine years of age
As they explore the Macarthur family home, which dates from 1793, students learn about the lives of the family and their convict servants and the impact of colonisation on the traditional owners of the Parramatta area
What was it like to be a convict living at the Hyde Park Barracks?
Only about 13 per cent of convicts were women
As a punishment, convicts were made to step continuously on treadmills to power wheels that ground grain
Learn about how convicts lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks in the early 19th century