Twelve Years' Wanderings In The British Colonies. From 1835 To 1847 Volume 2

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJ. C. Byrne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1848 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. PENAL QUESTION--STATISTICS OF THE CONVICT POPULATION OP VAN DIKMAN's LAND PROBATION SYSTEM CIECULAR OF THE GOVERNOR AS TO WHETHER IT BE ADVISABLE THAT TRANSPORTATION SHOULD CEASE OPINIONS OF THE COLONISTS--GREAT MEETING AT HOBART TOWN THE COLONIAL OFFICE. There is one question in connection with Van Dieman's Land of vital importance to Great Britain, and peculiarly interesting to all classes of the community. Since 1839, transportation to New South Wales and its dependencies has totally ceased; and all the convicts deported have been forwarded to this island; which is accordingly intimately connected with penal discipline and the punishment of crime in Great Britain. The progressing civilization of mankind has had the effect, of late years, of attracting much attention to prison discipline, and the general punishment of offenders; and various experiments, of a mild character, have been tried in the hope of having a beneficial and reformatory effect on the character of these erring children of humanity, whom it has been necessary to remove from their fatherland. Previous to 1839, in New South Wales, as well as in Van Dieman's Land, it was usual, in order to lighten the burden of the Executive and assist the free population, to assign convicts to such as applied for them; but the cruelty of some masters--the convict being subject to their every whim and fancy, and punishable by the lash in case of disobedience--ultimately led to the abolition of the system; and in Van Dieman's Land, then become the sole receptacle of Britain's convicts, another course with regard to them was adopted. This was a system of probation, under which the punishment of the convicts gradually diminishes, until freedom is the result of good conduct. By the Government, this...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1848 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. PENAL QUESTION--STATISTICS OF THE CONVICT POPULATION OP VAN DIKMAN's LAND PROBATION SYSTEM CIECULAR OF THE GOVERNOR...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021794373X

ISBN - 13:9780217943734

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