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THE CONVICT LOTTERY

Forced Removal of Surplus Population

A Study of Convict Transportation

by Peter K. B. Edwards

THE CONVICT LOTTERY

A detailed study of Convict Transportation and the political pressures behind it, examining Crime, Trial, Conviction and Sentencing, Hulks of the Southern Ports, Hired Convict Transports … through to Life in New South Wales and possible freedom. Researched from the official records of a group of Lancashire convicts, the Lancaster Ninety-One, many of whom were transported on convict ships, which arrived in Australia in 1816 and 1817: Atlas III, Elizabeth I(1), Fame, Larkins (1), Lord Eldon, Lord Melville I(1), Ocean I, Surrey I(2), Shipley (1)

ISBN: 978-0-646-95105-8
Published in paperback in November 2016. 403 pages, with many images, maps, statistics, extensive Bibliography & Index.
Price $50.00, plus P&P within Australia
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