Port Arthur Ghost Tour
You just might, after an after-dark tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.
“I made the keys and can escape from the prison with them whenever I like.”
Drunken and incompetent warders were easy prey for the enterprising Henry Singleton. When they gave him access to keys, he saw his chance.
Private Robert Young's headstone reads: “His melancholy fate doth plainly prove/the frail uncertainty of human life”.
Two convicts risked their lives to save Robert from drowning. Were they his friends, or were they hoping for a reward?
"Surgeon’s report; bad. Behaviour; idle and disorderly.”
The fiery young Scottish highway-woman tested the system to its limits but, given trust and respect, she turned her life around.
Jeremy Bentham, the panopticon system and the Transcribe Bentham project by Dr Tim Causer
I always worked hard for my living but hunger drove me to it: life after Port Arthur by Dr Julia Clark