The Friends of Battye Library (Inc.) are proud to
announce the publication of
reprobates, rogues and recidivist.
Are these prison photographs the final images of
Australia’s last convicts? Western Australia was the
last of the Australian colonies to receive transported
convicts, with the last cohort arriving in Fremantle on
the Hougoumont on 9 January 1868. In recent times there
has been considerable research into the lives and fate
of many of the Convicts transported to West Australia.
Swan Genealogy has identified 74 photographs of West
Australian Convicts found in the 19th Century Convict
Register (Cons 1156/R23), Fremantle Prison Registers
(Cons 4173), and surviving Fremantle Prisoner
photographs (Cons 4286) held at the State Records Office
of Western Australia. This publication contains these
photographs and information contained within these
Published by Friends of Battye
Library Inc. In association with the State Records
Office of Western Australia All profits go to Friends
of Battye Library Inc.