The History of the British Criminals Transported to New South Wales between 1788 and 1840

Tóth Andrea (2003) The History of the British Criminals Transported to New South Wales between 1788 and 1840. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

Some of the Australians are proud of their history and their ancestors while many of them feel ashamed of this past. At first sight a penal colony means something bad and a convict means a person who committed a crime, maybe he killed somebody. Being aware of it we easily state that we would also be ashamed of our background in a similar situation. Therefore the question is `How can someone be proud of their country and history if his ancestors were criminals?'. So we have to examine the other side of the coin. We have to see who these convicts were and what they achieved, where they were in the society in Great Britain and where they could get to in Australia if they wanted. To understand the real situation I will show the life of the transported convicts in Australia, the possibilities of becoming someone from no one to describe the British state during the eighteenth century and follow the story of the sentenced people in Great Britain in Australia. I demonstrate how felons lived during the first half of the nineteenth century and how they could leave their past back and start a new, happier life if they intended it. At the end of my thesis the reader will understand why an Australian can be proud of his past, by right.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Borbás TiborUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2003
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 20. 10:24
Last Modified: 2019. May. 21. 12:22
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76199

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