A Natural Hulk: Australia’s Carceral Islands in the Colonial Period, 1788-1901

@inproceedings{Roscoe2018ANH,
  title={A Natural Hulk: Australia’s Carceral Islands in the Colonial Period, 1788-1901},
  author={Katherine Roscoe},
  year={2018}
}
During the British colonial period at least eleven islands off the coast of Australia were used as sites of "punitive relocation" for re-convicted European transportees and Indigenous Australians. This article traces the networks of correspondence between the officials and the Colonial Office in London as they debated the merits of various off-shore islands to incarcerate different populations. It identifies three roles that carceral islands served for colonial governance and economic expansion… CONTINUE READING